missort

verb
mis·​sort | \ ˌmis-ˈsȯrt How to pronounce missort (audio) \
variants: or mis-sort
missorted or mis-sorted; missorting or mis-sorting

Definition of missort

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to sort (something) badly or incorrectly … the airline claims the system performed miserably during a test period in December, missorting huge numbers of bags and dumping them in the wrong location.— Arthur Hodges and Jeffrey Leib

missort

noun
mis·​sort | \ ˈmis-ˌsȯrt How to pronounce missort (audio) \
variants: or mis-sort
plural missorts or mis-sorts

Definition of missort (Entry 2 of 2)

: an item (such as a piece of mail) that is incorrectly sorted a box of missorts at the post office also : an instance of missorting something If a two-person team achieved no missorts for an entire week, we were each rewarded … — Victor Lipman

First Known Use of missort

Verb

1581, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Missort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missort. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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