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misorder

verb mis·or·der \ ˌmis-ˈme-zhər-mənt \

Definition of misorder

misordered; misordering
1 : to arrange or order incorrectly
  • … a photo caption accompanying an article about the TV show "Duck Dynasty" misordered the names of the Robertson family members pictured.
  • The Los Angeles Times
2 : to mistakenly or incorrectly place an order for (something, such as a product)
  • Many retailers have items such as appliances and plumbing fixtures that they sell at sizable discounts because they are slightly blemished, have minor scratches or are in the store because someone misordered them.
  • —Paul Bianchina
3 : to put in disorder or confusion (as through mismanagement)
  • … as also to see the difference of things confounded or misordered by the ignorance of corruption …
  • —Francis Rous

First Known Use of misorder

circa 1513

in the meaning defined at sense 3

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misorder

noun mis·or·der

Definition of misorder

plural misorders
1 : an incorrect or mistaken order
  • … the total number of customers actually affected by the misorders was only about 5,000.
  • —Lori Santos
2 old-fashioned : bad or disorderly conduct
  • Never foreign power could yet hurt, or in any part prevail in this realm, but by disobedience and misorder within ourselves.
  • —Edmund Bonner

First Known Use of misorder

circa 1513

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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