mis·​lo·​cat·​ed ˌmis-ˈlō-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce mislocated (audio)
: badly, poorly, or improperly located
… [David] Letterman was languishing, severely mislocated, on a cutting-edge comedy talk show at 10 A.M.—a slot traditionally keyed to housewives.James Kaplan
Cryptorchism originates in fetal development, where the affected testicle is more permanently mislocated in the lower abdomen.Paul G. Donahue
a mislocated fastball

Examples of mislocated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kansas City left fielder MJ Melendez led off the bottom of the inning with a home run to center off a mislocated fastball. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mislocated was in 1816

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“Mislocated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mislocated. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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