mis·​de·​liv·​er ˌmis-di-ˈli-vər How to pronounce misdeliver (audio)
misdelivered; misdelivering ˌmis-di-ˈli-v(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce misdeliver (audio)
; misdelivers

transitive verb

: to deliver (something) to the wrong person or address
misdeliver a letter/package
misdelivery noun
plural misdeliveries
Examples of conversion are: … (2) depriving the owner of control through an unauthorized transfer of goods, as in the misdelivery of a home computer from the repair shop … Fundamentals of Insurance

Word History

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misdeliver was in 1625

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Cite this Entry

“Misdeliver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdeliver. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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