misdial

verb, transitive + intransitive mis·di·al \ ˌmis-ˈdī(-ə)l \

Definition of misdial

misdialed; misdialing
: to dial (a telephone number) incorrectly
  • misdialed the phone number of his alleged accomplice and left a message detailing his whereabouts—on an answering machine whose recording clearly stated it belonged to a Ft. Smith cop.
  • Newsweek

misdial

play \ˈmis-ˌdī(-ə)l\ noun, plural misdials
    • a phone call that turned out to be a misdial

First Known Use of misdial

1947

in the meaning defined above

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