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verb (used with object), mis·said, mis·say·ing.
  1. to say or speak ill of; vilify; slander.
  2. to say wrongly.
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verb (used without object), mis·said, mis·say·ing.
  1. to speak wrongly or incorrectly.
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Origin of missay

First recorded in 1175–1225, missay is from the Middle English word misseyen. See mis-1, say1
Related formsmis·say·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for missaid

Historical Examples

  • Alas, she said, fair Beaumains, forgive me all that I have missaid or done against thee.

    Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)

    Thomas Malory

  • And within a while he overtook the damosel, and anon she missaid him in the foulest manner.