misken

transitive verb

mis·​ken
(ˈ)mis+
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

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Jun. 2024.

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