American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To mate or match unsuitably.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mate or match amiss or unsuitably.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To mate wrongly or unsuitably; to mismatch
- v. provide with an unsuitable mate
- mis- + mate (Wiktionary)
“It is likewise astonishing that people select homes, mostly for pecuniary betterment, when their children will mate or mismate with those whom they are thus thrown.”
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