verb mis·name \-ˈnām\

: 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

transitive verb
:  to name incorrectly :  miscall

Examples of MISNAME

  1. They misnamed the airport when they called it international. Almost all the arriving and departing flights are local.
  2. The caption misnamed the person in the picture.

First Known Use of MISNAME



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