misprint

[ noun mis-print, mis-print; verb mis-print ]
/ noun ˈmɪsˌprɪnt, mɪsˈprɪnt; verb mɪsˈprɪnt /

noun

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

verb (used with object)

to print incorrectly.

Nearby words

  1. misplaced,
  2. misplaced modifier,
  3. misplay,
  4. misplead,
  5. mispleading,
  6. misprise,
  7. misprision,
  8. misprize,
  9. mispronounce,
  10. mispronunciation

Origin of misprint

First recorded in 1485–95; mis-1 + print

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British Dictionary definitions for misprint

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

misprint

v.

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

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