mis·​train ˌmis-ˈtrān How to pronounce mistrain (audio)
mistrained; mistraining

transitive verb

: to train (a person or animal) badly or incorrectly
an aggressive dog that had been mistrained

Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mistrain was in 1596

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“Mistrain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistrain. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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