mis·​us·​age ˌmis-ˈyü-sij How to pronounce misusage (audio)
: bad treatment : abuse
: wrong or improper use (as of words)

Examples of misusage in a Sentence

the teacher was appalled by the new student's misusage of some basic scientific terms
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Word History

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of misusage was in 1555

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“Misusage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misusage. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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