misdo

verb

mis·​do ˌmis-ˈdü How to pronounce misdo (audio)
misdid ˌmis-ˈdid How to pronounce misdo (audio) ; misdone ˌmis-ˈdən How to pronounce misdo (audio) ; misdoing ˌmis-ˈdü-iŋ How to pronounce misdo (audio) ; misdoes ˌmis-ˈdəz How to pronounce misdo (audio)

intransitive verb

obsolete
: to act wrongly : transgress the laws of God
the erring soul not wilfully misdoingJohn Milton

transitive verb

: to do (something) incorrectly or poorly
misdoer noun

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of misdo was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Misdo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdo. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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