from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To speak ill of (someone).
- v. To say something erroneous; to speak wrongly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To say wrongly.
- transitive v. To speak evil of; to slander.
- intransitive v. To speak ill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To say or utter wrongly or amiss.
- To speak ill of; slander.
- To reproach; rebuke.
- To speak amiss; speak ill.
From Middle English misseien, misseggen, equivalent to mis- + say. Cognate with Middle Dutch misseggen ("to missay"). (Wiktionary)