[mis-fit for 1; mis-fit, mis-fit for 2; mis-fit for 3]
- to fit badly.
- something that fits badly, as a garment that is too large or too small.
- a person who is not suited or is unable to adjust to the circumstances of his or her particular situation: a misfit in one's job.
Origin of misfit
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Examples from the Web for misfit
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“I was always the misfit jock who was with people painting on walls,” he says.From Homeless to HBO, ‘The Leftovers’ Star Chris Zylka’s Crazy Hollywood Story
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"I'm almost in an age where I'm sort of a misfit," he told The Nashville Scene earlier this week.Is Jack White the Last True Rock Star?
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He had no fences and would employ any misfit or doubtful that came along.David Lannarck, Midget
George S. Harney
But I ask you: if we get on a ship, you can keep it from shooting the Misfit ships?
One of the worst times had come during an attack by Misfit ships.
Their misfit coats were heavy with melted snow and turned up at the collars.Sister Carrie
Social economy the thing is called; which makes the eighth misfit.Children of the Tenements
Jacob A. Riis
- a person not suited in behaviour or attitude to a particular social environment
- something that does not fit or fits badly
- to fail to fit or be fitted
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Word Origin and History for misfit
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