missay

[ mis-sey ]
/ mɪsˈseɪ /
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verb (used with object), mis·said, mis·say·ing.

to say or speak ill of; vilify; slander.
to say wrongly.

verb (used without object), mis·said, mis·say·ing.

to speak wrongly or incorrectly.

Nearby words

  1. miss.,
  2. missa,
  3. missa cantata,
  4. missal,
  5. missal stand,
  6. missed abortion,
  7. missed labor,
  8. misseem,
  9. missel,
  10. missel thrush

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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