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Origin of misnomer
words often confused with misnomer
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH misnomermisnomer , mistake (see confusables note at the current entry)
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Example sentences from the Web for misnomer
Workers “at the Mercy of” TOSHA and EmployersWhen Stanberry was injured in 2016, TOSHA conducted what’s called a rapid response investigation, but the term is a misnomer, as it doesn’t involve sending an inspector to the site to interview workers.A Temp Worker Died on the Job After FedEx Didn’t Fix a Known Hazard. The Fine: $7,000.|by Wendi C. Thomas, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism|December 23, 2020|ProPublica
To describe the Ivy as a “hotel” is something of a misnomer.Escape (safely) to Baltimore’s luxurious Ivy Hotel|Kevin Naff|December 4, 2020|Washington Blade
Colugos are also called “flying lemurs,” which is a misnomer because they cannot fly and they are not lemurs.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
Indeed, “the election” is something of a misnomer, since early or mail voting is already underway in most states and about 30 million people have already cast ballots.8 Tips To Stay Sane In The Final 15 Days Of The Campaign|Nate Silver (email@example.com)|October 18, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The wrestling worthy accessory is a bit of a misnomer—there is no cheekily exposed skin in this full-coverage contraption.
But its title is a misnomer: The far-from-renegade Gay is a very good feminist.
The sad thing is to see this misnomer being promulgated by gays themselves.In Gay Rights Fights, Bullies Love to Play the Victim|Tim Teeman|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The phrase “kids for cash” is something of a misnomer, according to May.‘Kids for Cash’: Crooked Judge, Damaged Teens, and the Perils of Zero Tolerance|Ronald K. Fried|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Part of the reason for the bid-ask gap stems from the fact that calling Miramax or MGM a "studio" is a misnomer.
Yet the word vagrant is a misnomer in this city, where economy has reached a finesse that is marvelous.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
The popular term in French and English of “medicine men” is not such a misnomer as might be supposed.The Myths of the New World|Daniel G. Brinton
To speak of a Vee-Boer having household gods may seem a misnomer, since he never has a house.The Vee-Boers|Mayne Reid
Perhaps it was a misnomer for the party in favor of a broad national construction of the Constitution.
The Atlantic Ocean is geographically a misnomer, socially and politically a dwindling superstition.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer