"Phone Ring"

The definition of this term is actually completely black and white. Drake's words actually translate directly.

Hotline = Phone
Bling = Ring

One could state he is singing "I know when that cell phone ring, that can only mean one thing". It just so happens that in this song he is referring to a booty call as is affirmed by the mention of "late night when you need my love"

The term itself does NOT mean "booty call". Your hotline could bling any time of the day and it could be your boss or even your mother.
"Yo dude are you ever gonna answer that? I can hear your hotline blingin from the other room over and over ."

"Nah man its my Lil sister, she's buggin me for a ride but I cbf right now."
by Avsynthe November 18, 2015
Hotline Bling means when a ex boyfriend or girlfriend calls their ex and begs to be back with them or ask for love again.
My ex-girlfriend called me yesterday for Hotline Bling.
by wot_chris_ August 29, 2015
First made famous by Drake in 2015, Hotline Bling is the flash made by your phone when your ex be hittin' you up. The phone's or "hotline's" flash is meant to resemble the flash or "bling" made from jewelry or when light is reflected off it.
I know when that Hotline Bling, that can only mean one thing.
by Nickelodeon GUTS World Champ October 18, 2015
it's a booty call
"Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing" - Drake
by Aubrey Drake Graham 1986 September 25, 2015
Hotline Bling is a song by Drake, but secretly Drake is actually Curley from 'Of Mice & Men' possessing the inside of Drake's body. Curley, inside the body of Drake, expresses his deep emotion towards his wife, better known to us as, Curley's wife.
"Started wearing less and going out more" Is a line sang by Curley. NOT BY DRAKE, IT IS CURLEY IN DRAKE'S BODY. This line gives us special insights into the novel, which Steinbeck does not tell us. Curley's wife left the ranch to go meet Lennie in the brush every night. This explains how she went out more and contrasts perfectly with Hotline Bling. Curley's wife is Lennie's 'Hotline Bling.'

by AnotherDayAnotherSlayxo December 13, 2015
A booty call or even a late night call for nudes or phone sex... whatever the reason depending on your situation, you only call someone when you need their love
1. Most Popular from Drake's Hotline Bling "You used to call me on my cell phone, late night when you need my love. And i know when that hotline bling, that could only mean one thing"

2. Karen,"Shit Iesha...James is calling me again and its like 12 am"
Iesha,"You know when that hotline bling, that could only mean one thing.... you can reply if you want"
by Big Booty Melanin Queen October 26, 2015