Definition of butt-dial in English:

butt-dial

verb

[WITH OBJECT]US
informal
  • Inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one's rear trouser pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone.

    ‘I have had several people butt-dial me, from former girlfriends to my brother’
    • ‘"Taylor was butt dialing me at 2.30 in the morning - whatever he was doing shouldn't have happened while we were in a relationship."’
    • ‘One man told on himself by "butt dialing" police.’
    • ‘Finn receives a call from Rachel, who he thinks butt dialed him.’
    • ‘You kept butt dialing me at the school board meeting.’
    • ‘Probably one of the most moronic things a person could do while planning a murder would be to butt dial 911 while discussing the plan.’
    • ‘I use a case sometimes, however I have only *once* butt dialed someone.’
    • ‘Oh, by the way, a friend of mine was butt dialed by Phaedra and she doesn't like you, so there.’
    • ‘Pocket mode will supposedly keep you from butt dialing 9-1-1, or any other number for that matter.’
    • ‘"I didn't butt dial you! I was calling you because you called me this morning."’
    • ‘Somehow, I accidentally butt dialed you AGAIN!’

noun

US
informal
  • An inadvertent call made on a mobile phone in one's rear trouser pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone.

    ‘who hasn't received a butt dial at some point, and listened to their friends chatting away, singing, or even talking to themselves?’
    • ‘I had "butt dials" and "butt texts" from them.’
    • ‘I saw his name pop up and thought - Butt dial?’
    • ‘In the last 10 years, the near-universal adoption of cellphones and smartphones has caused the number of accidental 911 calls - also known as fat-finger dials or butt dials - to skyrocket.’
    • ‘Like most butt dials, the ones from Horwitz's phone are caused when it shifts in the pocket of his pants.’
    • ‘Could nail calls be the new butt dials?’
    • ‘You didn't say anything so I assumed it was another butt dial.’
    • ‘Fun fact we all learned: The 911 emergency call system gets 11,000 butt dials a day.’
    • ‘For a moment, just enough time to make me think that this was a wrong number, or even a butt dial, there was silence on the other end.’
    • ‘This is probably a lot handier than opening the phone app, and will result in fewer butt dials.’
    • ‘Usually these "butt dials" reveal little more than muffled, innocuous chatter, broadcast from the pocket of an innocent civilian.’