misidentify

[mis-ahy-den-tuh-fahy, -i-den-]

Origin of misidentify

First recorded in 1890–95; mis-1 + identify
Related formsmis·i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun
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Word Origin and History for misidentification
n.

1858, from mis- (1) + identification.

misidentify

v.

1895, from mis- (1) + identify. Related: Misidentified; misidentifying.

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