Simple Definition of misname
: to give (someone or something) a name that is not proper or appropriate
: to give or show an incorrect name for (someone or something)
Full Definition of misname
: to name incorrectly : miscall
Examples of misname in a sentence
They misnamed the airport when they called it “international.” Almost all the arriving and departing flights are local.
The caption misnamed the person in the picture.
First Known Use of misname
Rhymes with misname
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