What does Petextrian mean?

A person who is texting while walking

A petextrian is someone who is so engrossed in texting on their phone that they are unaware of their surroundings while walking. This term is a fun mix of the words ‘pedestrian’ and ‘text.’

The rise in the number of petextrians has increased the risk of accidents, as people sometimes walk directly into traffic without noticing. This has prompted many states to take action by making it illegal to walk while texting.

So next time you see someone on the street, oblivious to the world around them because they are too busy texting, you know what to call them – a petextrian!

Example for using ‘Petextrian’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that guy walking into the lamppost?

Haha, yeah! He’s a total petextrian πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

I know, right? Walking and texting without a care in the world!

It’s so dangerous though, especially when they don’t look where they’re going πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ“±