mismatch

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

verb (used with object)

to match badly or unsuitably.

noun

a bad or unsatisfactory match.

Origin of mismatch

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

verb

to match badly, esp in marriage

noun

a bad or inappropriate match
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Word Origin and History for mismatch
v.

1590s, from mis- (1) + match (v.). Related: Mismatched; mismatching.

n.

c.1600, from mis- (1) + match (n.2).

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