Definitions

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  • n. A message sent to an incorrect recipient in an instant messaging program or online game.
  • v. To tell inaccurately.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To tell erroneously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To tell or number incorrectly.

Etymologies

mis- +‎ tell; tell is a messaging command on certain chat networks. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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