mis·​call | \ ˌmis-ˈkȯl How to pronounce miscall (audio) \
miscalled; miscalling; miscalls

Definition of miscall

transitive verb

: to call by a wrong name : misname

Examples of miscall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearly every major polling outfit miscalled the 2016 Presidential race. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, "The Problems Inherent in Political Polling," 1 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of miscall

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Miscall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscall. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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