misspeak

verb mis·speak \ ˌmis-ˈspēk \

Definition of misspeak

misspoke play \-ˈspōk\; misspoken play \-ˈspō-kən\; misspeaking
1 : to speak (something, such as a word) incorrectly
2 : to express (oneself) imperfectly or incorrectly
  • claims now that he misspoke himself
: to speak incorrectly : misspeak oneself

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14th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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