- miscue analysis
Origin of miscreant
Examples from the Web for miscreant
When some miscreant tweets to the world that you should kill yourself, it kinda takes the romance out of it.
Is it mere coincidence or urban mythmaking that the miscreant line jumpers are always said to be driving Mercedes?
Perhaps, too, like miscreant HAL 9000, the GOP is warming up to sing, “Daisy, Daisy.”
None now mentioned him save as the miscreant William Bolter.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
"It would be against my duty to permit you to incarcerate this miscreant," he said smoothly.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
I was miscreant enough to feel remorse for the indulgence of my appetite.Luxury-Gluttony:|Eugne Sue
And to whom did the miscreant minister fly, to hide his devoted head?The Pacha of Many Tales|Frederick Marryat
He had been grossly deluded by the miscreant whom he had befriended.Cressy and Poictiers|John G. (John George) Edgar
Word Origin for miscreant
c.1300, "non-Christian, pagan, infidel;" early 15c., "heretical, unbelieving," from Old French mescreant "disbelieving" (Modern French mécréant), from mes- "wrongly" (see mis- (2)) + creant, present participle of creire "believe," from Latin credere (see credit). Meaning "villainous" is from 1590s.
late 14c., "heathen, Saracen," from miscreant (adj.) or from Old French mescreant, which also had a noun sense of "infidel, pagan, heretic." Sense of "villain" first recorded 1590 in Spenser.