mismate

verb
mis·​mate | \ ˌmis-ˈmāt How to pronounce mismate (audio) \
mismated; mismating

Definition of mismate

intransitive verb

: to mate wrongly or unsuitably a purebred dog that mismated with a stray With wide eyes bulging and pheasant feathers framing her face, she's nasty and theatrical, a desperate housewife mismated with the nice, pliable Albany …— Anne Marie Welsh

First Known Use of mismate

1825, in the meaning defined above

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