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

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, 1 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of miscall was in the 14th century

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“Miscall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscall. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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mis·​call (ˈ)mis-ˈkȯl How to pronounce miscall (audio)
: to call by a wrong name

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