mismatch

[mis-mach; for 2 also mis-mach]

verb (used with object)

to match badly or unsuitably.

noun

a bad or unsatisfactory match.

Nearby words

  1. mislike,
  2. mislocate,
  3. mismanage,
  4. mismanagement,
  5. mismarriage,
  6. mismate,
  7. mismeasure,
  8. mismove,
  9. misname,
  10. misnamed

Origin of mismatch

First recorded in 1590–1600; mis-1 + match2

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British Dictionary definitions for mismatch

mismatch

verb

to match badly, esp in marriage

noun

a bad or inappropriate match
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Word Origin and History for mismatch
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