misdial

verb
mis·​di·​al | \ ˌmis-ˈdī(-ə)l How to pronounce misdial (audio) \
misdialed; misdialing

Definition of misdial

transitive + intransitive

: 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

Other Words from misdial

misdial \ ˈmis-​ˌdī(-​ə)l How to pronounce misdial (audio) \ 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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“Misdial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdial. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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