misreference

noun mis·ref·er·ence \ ˌmis-ˈre-fərn(t)s , -ˈre-f(ə-)rən(t)s \

Definition of misreference

plural misreferences
: an incorrect or mistaken reference
  • A few gratingly silly mistakes also intrude at that point. There is no "Place Leon Bloom" in Paris, since that spot was named after the leader of the Popular Front rather than a misreference to Leopold Bloom from Ulysses.
  • —Mark Thomas

First Known Use of misreference

1849

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