wrong number


noun

(in telephoning)
  1. a call made to a number other than the one intended.
  2. the number or person reached through such a call.
Slang.
  1. the wrong person for a particular task, role, or situation: Me cook a gourmet dinner?—You've got the wrong number!
  2. an inadequate, disagreeable, or repulsive person: She's OK, but her brother's a wrong number.

Nearby words

  1. wrong,
  2. wrong 'un,
  3. wrong end of the stick, the,
  4. wrong font,
  5. wrong fount,
  6. wrong scent, on the,
  7. wrong side of someone,
  8. wrong side of the tracks,
  9. wrong-foot,
  10. wrong-headed

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British Dictionary definitions for wrong number

wrong number

noun

a telephone number wrongly connected or dialled in error or the person so contacted
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