mis·​cat·​a·​log ˌmis-ˈka-tə-ˌlȯg How to pronounce miscatalog (audio)
variants or miscatalogue
miscataloged or miscatalogued; miscataloging or miscataloguing

transitive verb

: to catalog (something) incorrectly
a novel that was miscataloged as nonfiction
… several specimens had been collected and preserved in science museums around the country, but most had been miscataloged as olingos, their larger, more common kin.Martha Quillin

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miscatalog was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Miscatalog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscatalog. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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