mis·​ken | \ (ˈ)mis+ \

Definition of misken

1 chiefly Scottish
a : to have incorrect ideas about : misunderstand
b : to have a false estimation of (oneself)
2 chiefly Scottish : misknow sense 1
3 chiefly Scottish : to pretend not to know : ignore

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History and Etymology for misken

Middle English (Scots) miskennen, from mis- entry 1 + kennen to ken

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“Misken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misken. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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