mismate

verb mis·mate \ ˌmis-ˈmāt \

Definition of mismate

mismated; mismating
: 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

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1825

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