verb (used with object), mis·laid, mis·lay·ing.
Words nearby mislay
Origin of mislay
OTHER WORDS FROM mislaymis·lay·er, noun
Examples from the Web for mislay
I don't lose mine much, but gee whiz, I mislay it sometimes.Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Don't you forgit to make a note of it; here's her check, an' we've kep' the number in case you should mislay it or anything.The Life of Nancy|Sarah Orne Jewett
Peacock says she wrote good letters, but apparently interested people had sagacity enough to mislay them in time.In Defense of Harriet Shelley|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I doubt, however, whether this will become popular, guests showing a tendency to mislay their knives and forks in the foliage.
But in case you do mislay it, write to the Publishers for a complete catalog.The Rover Boys on a Hunt|Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)