Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who is unable to adjust to one's environment or circumstances or is considered to be awkwardly different from others.
  • noun Archaic Something, especially a garment, that does not fit properly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make, as a garment, etc., of a wrong size.
  • To supply with something that does not fit or is not suitable.
  • noun A wrong or bad fit; something, as a suit of clothes, that fits badly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or the state of fitting badly
  • noun Something that fits badly, as a garment.
  • noun A person who does not fit in comfortably with the surrounding situation or society; one who cannot conform or adjust to the circumstances in which he lives.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An ill-fitting garment.
  • noun A failure to fit well; unsuitability, disparity.
  • noun A badly adjusted person; someone unsuitable or set apart because of their habits, behaviour etc.
  • verb transitive, intransitive To fit badly.

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

  • noun someone unable to adapt to their circumstances

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From mis- +‎ fit.

Examples

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  • Dennis, no misfit can act if Simon sinned.

    October 18, 2008