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verb (used with or without object), mis·spoke, mis·spok·en, mis·speak·ing.
  1. to speak, utter, or pronounce incorrectly.
  2. to speak inaccurately, inappropriately, or too hastily.
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Origin of misspeak

1150–1200; Middle English misspeken; see mis-1, speak; compare Old English missprecan to murmur
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Related Words for misspeak

miscue, lapse, recklessness, error, gaffe, misjudgment, mislead, promote, misrepresent, deceive, goof, folly, imprudence, foolishness, thoughtlessness, hastiness, stupidity, slip, stumble, rashness

Word Origin and History for misspeak


late 14c., "to say amiss," also "to speak insultingly," from mis- (1) + speak. Related: Misspeaking; misspoken. Old English missprecan meant "to grumble, murmur."

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