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mis·​or·​der ˌmis-ˈȯr-dər How to pronounce misorder (audio)
misordered; misordering

transitive verb

: 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
: 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
: 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


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plural misorders
: an incorrect or mistaken order
… the total number of customers actually affected by the misorders was only about 5,000.Lori Santos
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

Word History

First Known Use


circa 1513, in the meaning defined at sense 3


circa 1513, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of misorder was circa 1513

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“Misorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misorder. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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