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missort

verb mis·sort \ ˌmis-ˈsȯrt \
variants: or mis-sort

Definition of missort

missorted or mis-sorted; missorting or mis-sorting
: 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

First Known Use of missort

1581

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missort

noun mis·sort \ ˈmis-ˌsȯrt \
variants: or mis-sort

Definition of missort

plural missorts or mis-sorts
: 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

1898

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