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

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

Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mistype was in 1924

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“Mistype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistype. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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