Simple Definition of misnomer
: a name that is wrong or not proper or appropriate
Examples of misnomer
“International Airport” is something of a misnomer, since almost all the arriving and departing flights are local.
Origin of misnomer
Middle English misnoumer, from Anglo-French mesnomer, from mes- mis- + nomer to name, from Latin nominare — more at nominate
First Known Use: 15th century
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