misdeal

verb

mis·​deal ˌmis-ˈdēl How to pronounce misdeal (audio)
misdealt ˌmis-ˈdelt How to pronounce misdeal (audio) ; misdealing

intransitive verb

: to deal cards incorrectly

transitive verb

: to deal incorrectly
misdeal noun

Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of misdeal was in 1834

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Cite this Entry

“Misdeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdeal. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

misdeal

verb

mis·​deal (ˈ)mis-ˈdē(ə)l How to pronounce misdeal (audio)
misdealt -ˈdelt How to pronounce misdeal (audio) ; misdealing
-ˈdē-liŋ
: to deal cards incorrectly
misdeal noun
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