pocket dial

pocket dial

1. verb To inadvertently make a phone call by accidentally sitting or otherwise pressing on one's cell phone (typically when it is in one's pocket). A: "Do you know why grandma called me last night?" B: "Oh, I think she just pocket dialed you."
2. noun The act of making such a phone call. I was excited when Jill called me for the first time in months, but she didn't actually want to talk to me—it was just a pocket dial.
See also: dial, pocket
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The foul-mouthed tirade was recorded by the customer after the Domino's driver rang her back in what is believed to have been an accidental pocket dial.
To address the problem, Airbus is introducing technology that will detect voice or a button press on the dial pad to determine if a wireless call is a pocket dial or truly needs to be presented to a Calltaker.
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6th Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that you have no right to privacy if you pocket dial someone and they listen in or record the call.
Other new additions include bruh, describing a male friend, pocket dial, meaning to accidentally call someone while your phone is in a pocket, and mkay, representing the informal pronunciation of OK.
a title used before a person's surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female pocket dial, v.
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