misaim

verb

mis·​aim ˌmis-ˈām How to pronounce misaim (audio)
misaimed; misaiming

transitive + intransitive

: to aim poorly or incorrectly
When you misaim both your eyes and your putter head, the only chance you have to hole the putt is to make a bad putting stroke …T. J. Tomasi
Some ads targeted at me have been laughably misaimedMichael Hiltzik

Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misaim was in 1813

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Cite this Entry

“Misaim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misaim. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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