Dictionary.com

mismove

[ mis-moov ]
/ mɪsˈmuv /
Save This Word!

noun

a wrong or prohibited move, as in a game.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of mismove

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; mis-1 + move
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
  • I rode near the brigades, to see that there could be no mismove or misconception of orders.

Learn A New Word Right Now!