misaddress

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

Definition of misaddress

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.

First Known Use of misaddress

1659, in the meaning defined above

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“Misaddress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misaddress. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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