mis·​ad·​dress ˌmis-ə-ˈdres How to pronounce misaddress (audio)
 also  -ˈa-ˌdres
misaddressed; misaddressing

transitive verb

: to address (someone or something) incorrectly or improperly
especially : to mark or provide with incorrect directions for delivery
The package was misaddressed and delivered to the wrong house.

Word History

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misaddress was in 1659

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Cite this Entry

“Misaddress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misaddress. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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