Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

misfit

play
noun mis·fit \ˈmis-ˌfit also ˌmis-ˈfit\

Simple Definition of misfit

  • : a person who is different from other people and who does not seem to belong in a particular group or situation

Full Definition of misfit

  1. 1 :  something that fits badly

  2. 2 :  a person who is poorly adapted to a situation or environment <social misfits>


MISFIT Defined for Kids

misfit

play
noun mis·fit \mis-ˈfit, ˈmis-ˌfit\

Definition of misfit

  1. 1 :  something that is the wrong shape or size or is inappropriate

  2. 2 :  a person who does not seem to belong in a particular group or situation




Learn More about misfit


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up misfit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders duvet pince-nez spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ