misfit

noun mis·fit \ ˈmis-ˌfit also ˌmis-ˈfit \
Updated on: 20 Feb 2018

Definition of misfit

1 : something that fits badly
2 : a person who is poorly adapted to a situation or environment
  • social misfits

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First Known Use of misfit

circa 1823


MISFIT Defined for English Language Learners

misfit

noun

Definition of misfit for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is different from other people and who does not seem to belong in a particular group or situation


MISFIT Defined for Kids

misfit

noun mis·fit \ mis-ˈfit , ˈmis-ˌfit \

Definition of misfit for Students

1 : something that is the wrong shape or size or is inappropriate
2 : a person who does not seem to belong in a particular group or situation


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