mismating

noun mis·mat·ing \ ˌmis-ˈmā-tiŋ \

Definition of mismating

plural mismatings
: an act or instance of wrong or unsuitable mating
  • steps to prevent mismating of electrical connectors
  • The effects of mismating are always difficult to breed out of a herd [of pigs], and the effect on a beginner is such that a mistake may completely discourage him.
  • —George M. Rommel
  • … a cinematic mismating on the order of Lenny Bruce hooking up with Glinda the Good Witch.
  • —Patt Morrison

First Known Use of mismating

1857

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