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

  • transitive v. To call by a wrong name.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To call (someone) bad names; to insult, abuse.
  • v. To call (something) by the wrong name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To call by a wrong name; to name improperly.
  • transitive v. To call by a bad name; to abuse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To call by a wrong name; name improperly.
  • To give an unworthy name or character to; berate; revile.
  • Synonyms To misname; misterm.

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

  • v. assign in incorrect name to


From mis- +‎ call. (Wiktionary)



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