misname

verb mis·name \ -ˈnām \
Updated on: 5 Jan 2018

Definition of misname

transitive verb
: to name incorrectly : miscall

Examples of misname in a Sentence

  1. They misnamed the airport when they called it “international.” Almost all the arriving and departing flights are local.

  2. The caption misnamed the person in the picture.

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First Known Use of misname

1537


MISNAME Defined for English Language Learners

misname

verb

Definition of misname for English Language Learners

  • : 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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