[ buht-dahy-uhl, ‐dahyl ]

verb (used with or without object)
  1. to unintentionally call (someone) on a cell phone in one's back pocket as a result of buttons being pressed accidentally.

  1. Also butt dial . a call made in this way: Sorry, it must have been a butt-dial.

Origin of butt-dial

2000–05; butt1 (slang for “buttocks”) + dial

Other words from butt-dial

  • butt-dialing, noun

Words Nearby butt-dial

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