[noun mis-print, mis-print; verb mis-print]


a mistake in printing, as an instance of printing a letter or word other than that intended.

verb (used with object)

to print incorrectly.

Origin of misprint

First recorded in 1485–95; mis-1 + print
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Contemporary Examples of misprint

  • It may be perfectly true that Mitt Romney was meeting with people at Bain & Co (or it may have been a misprint by the Herald).

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    Who Was Running Bain in 1993?

    Megan McArdle

    October 10, 2012

Historical Examples of misprint

British Dictionary definitions for misprint


noun (ˈmɪsˌprɪnt)

an error in printing, made through damaged type, careless reading, etc

verb (ˌmɪsˈprɪnt)

(tr) to print (a letter) incorrectly
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Word Origin and History for misprint

late 15c.; from mis- (1) + print (v.). Related: misprinted; misprinting. The noun is first attested 1818.

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