Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To call by a wrong name; to miscall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To call by a wrong name; to miscall.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To designate wrongly; miscall; revile.

Etymologies

mis- +‎ term (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Senators Richard Lugar and Joseph Biden will discuss the war in Iraq and the upcoming misterm elections.

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2006

  • Exactly what Benedict XVI means by the misterm is unclear.

    RORATE CÆLI

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