misusage

noun mis·us·age \ ˌmis-ˈyü-sij , ˌmish- , -zij \

Definition of misusage

1 :bad treatment :abuse
2 :wrong or improper use (as of words)

Examples of misusage in a Sentence

  1. the teacher was appalled by the new student's misusage of some basic scientific terms

First Known Use of misusage

1555


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