mismating

noun
mis·mat·ing | \ ˌmis-ˈmā-tiŋ \
plural mismatings

Definition of mismating 

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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