burner phone

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burner phone

A cell phone, usually prepaid, that one uses to avoid having their activities (often illicit or inappropriate ones) traced to them. The suspect's wife didn't know he had a second phone, so I bet it's a burner phone he used for drug deals.
See also: burner, phone
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Before we hit the road, we picked up a burner phone and posted the number to Instagram.
Summary: If you are in the Diaspora, with friends and family back home, the chances are you lug around a burner phone that allows you to make cheap international phone calls, and spend a fair bit of your monthly salary on top-up cards.