Definition of missay
: to speak evil of : slander rebuked, reviled, missaid thee — Alfred Tennyson
: to say something wrong or incorrect knew … what the press … would missay, misunderstand, understate, and exaggerate about him — H. S. Canby
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of missay
Middle English misseyen, missayen, from 1mis- + seyen, sayen to say
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up missay? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).