[ mis-mach; for 2 also mis-mach ]
/ mɪsˈmætʃ; for 2 also ˈmɪsˌmætʃ /

verb (used with object)

to match badly or unsuitably.


a bad or unsatisfactory match.


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Origin of mismatch

First recorded in 1590–1600; mis-1 + match2
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British Dictionary definitions for mismatch

/ (ˌmɪsˈmætʃ) /


to match badly, esp in marriage


a bad or inappropriate match
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