miscall

[ mis-kawl ]
/ mɪsˈkɔl /
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verb (used with object)

to call by a wrong name.

Origin of miscall

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at mis-1, call
Related formsmis·call·er, noun
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miscall

/ (ˌmɪsˈkɔːl) /

verb (tr)

to call by the wrong name
dialect to abuse or malign
Derived Formsmiscaller, noun
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Word Origin and History for miscall

miscall


v.

mid-15c., from mis- (1) + call (v.). Related: Miscalled; miscalling.

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