burner phone

noun

Definition of burner phone

: a prepaid cell phone that is not bound to a contract with a carrier (see carrier 7b) and is usually intended to be disposed of after use
  • She said he returned a short time later, got a lot of cash, then left again with the drugs and money after talking to an unidentified person on a burner phone.
  • —Kurt Helin
called also burner

First Known Use of burner phone

2008

in the meaning defined above

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