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[noun mis-print, mis-print; verb mis-print]
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  1. a mistake in printing, as an instance of printing a letter or word other than that intended.
verb (used with object)
  1. to print incorrectly.

Origin of misprint

First recorded in 1485–95; mis-1 + print
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noun (ˈmɪsˌprɪnt)
  1. an error in printing, made through damaged type, careless reading, etc
verb (ˌmɪsˈprɪnt)
  1. (tr) to print (a letter) incorrectly
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Word Origin and History for misprint


late 15c.; from mis- (1) + print (v.). Related: misprinted; misprinting. The noun is first attested 1818.

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