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misusage

noun mis·us·age \ˌmis-ˈyü-sij, ˌmish-, -zij\

Definition of MISUSAGE

1
:  bad treatment :  abuse
2
:  wrong or improper use (as of words)

Examples of MISUSAGE

  1. <the teacher was appalled by the new student's misusage of some basic scientific terms>

First Known Use of MISUSAGE

1555

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