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
Shame to miscall the holy women who saved your saucy life for you. '
Yet the man they miscall ghazi sought but the key to Khinjan Caves, with no thought at all about Heaven!
You can miscall a horse race right once upon a time.
Hence we never miscall the Pope but some familiar term dreamed up by journalists.
Ah, so Buck complains when the umps miscall that DP.
In a second or three, take one high stakes football match, throw in that controversial miscall, stir it up with loads of angry fans, whisk in a few politicians, let it bake overnight and what you end up with is a tasty football ferrora (ph).
By the time the final votes were tallied, Hillary Clinton emerged victorious, was dubbed the "Comeback Kid", and pollsters were left scratching their heads, trying to demystify the pre-election miscall.
Carolus Magnus then held court in Paris; but the text evidently alludes to one of the port-cities of Provence as Marseille which we English will miscall Marseilles.
Europeans have also learnt to miscall the Egyptians “Arabs”: the difference is as great as between an Englishman and a Spaniard.
It is a singular piece of wisdom to apprehend truly, and without passion, the works of God, and so well to distinguish his justice from his mercy as not to miscall those noble attributes; yet it is likewise an honest piece of logick so to dispute and argue the proceedings of God as to distinguish even his judgments into mercies.