mis·​us·​age | \ ˌmis-ˈyü-sij How to pronounce misusage (audio) , ˌmish-, -zij \

Definition of misusage

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

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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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First Known Use of misusage

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Misusage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misusage. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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