misusage

[ mis-yoo-sij, -zij ]
/ mɪsˈyu sɪdʒ, -zɪdʒ /

noun

wrong or improper usage, as of words.
bad or abusive treatment.

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Origin of misusage

First recorded in 1525–35; mis-1 + usage
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