mis·​ti·​tle ˌmis-ˈtī-tᵊl How to pronounce mistitle (audio)
mistitled; mistitling

transitive verb

: to wrongly state the title of (something)
… he mistitles a novel by Beckett …Gerry Dukes
: to give a bad or misleading title to
If these were his true intentions, however, he failed the instant he decided to source his reference images online and wantonly mistitle his final paintings …Yo Zushi

Word History

First Known Use

1618, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of mistitle was in 1618

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“Mistitle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistitle. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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