misname

verb
mis·name | \-ˈnām \
misnamed; misnaming; misnames

Definition of misname 

transitive verb

: to name incorrectly : miscall

Examples of misname in a Sentence

They misnamed the airport when they called it “international.” Almost all the arriving and departing flights are local. The caption misnamed the person in the picture.

Recent Examples on the Web

Correction: An earlier version of this story misnamed the state in which Al Franken is a senator. Kyle Chayka, Newsweek, "Biometric Surveillance Means Someone Is Always Watching," 17 Apr. 2014 Evans brought historical documentation to show the names of certain neighborhoods, and to prove others were misnamed. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, "The first NapLab map was created 10 years ago. Here's what it did for Indy.," 11 Dec. 2017 Correction: An earlier version of this story misnamed the slide guitarist for the Prescriptions due to an error on the group’s Facebook page. Jim Fusilli, WSJ, "Undiscovered Acts Show That Pop and Rock Talent Runs Deep," 8 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of misname

1537, in the meaning defined above

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misname

verb

English Language Learners Definition of misname

: to give (someone or something) a name that is not proper or appropriate

: to give or show an incorrect name for (someone or something)

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