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mis·​cap·​tion ˌmis-ˈkap-shən How to pronounce miscaption (audio)
plural miscaptions
: an incorrect caption
a miscaption that wrongly identified the subject of the photo


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miscaptioned; miscaptioning

transitive verb

: to caption (something, such as a photograph) wrongly : to give an incorrect caption to (something)
miscaptioned the image with the wrong person's name

Word History

First Known Use


1942, in the meaning defined above


1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miscaption was in 1931

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“Miscaption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscaption. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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