mistype

verb
mis·​type | \ ˌmis-ˈtīp How to pronounce mistype (audio) \
mistyped; mistyping

Definition of mistype

transitive + intransitive

: to type (something) incorrectly mistype a name When surfers mistype popular Web addresses, the companies cleverly throw up ads in hidden browser windows, making money off of ads few people see …— Bob Sullivan The Education Department misspelled the name of W. E. B. DuBois on Twitter Sunday and mistyped again when apologizing for the error.The Bismarck Tribune

First Known Use of mistype

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Mistype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistype. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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