Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To spend improperly or extravagantly; squander: misspent the funds; misspent their youth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To spend poorly, incorrectly or unwisely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To spend amiss or for wrong purposes; to squander; to waste.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To spend amiss; make a bad or useless expenditure of; waste: as, to misspend time or money; to misspend life.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. spend time badly or unwisely
  • v. spend (money or other resources) unwisely

Etymologies

mis- +‎ spend (Wiktionary)

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