Definitions

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

  • n. The act or an instance of spelling incorrectly.
  • n. A word spelled incorrectly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A misspelt word.
  • v. Present participle of misspell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wrong spelling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A false spelling; false orthography.

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

  • n. a spelling that is incorrect

Etymologies

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mis- +‎ spelling

Examples

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  • Pro, that site rocks. "Nothing gets a point across like a solid kick to the hemmies."

    February 18, 2010

  • I’ve found that sometimes children’s spelling mistakes can be quite elucidating regarding phonological features of their respective accents. Is there by any chance a searchable corpus of school children’s writing? (I couldn’t find any trace of one.) If not, why?

    Thanks.

    February 17, 2010

  • Ten words you need to stop misspelling.

    January 25, 2010

  • "keep in mind this is just my opinion, but with the expericance I have on poetry sites I feel that to write with misspellings is simply a sign of simplicity or ignorance, it says to your reader that you have no education."

    - forum post on Poetry Coffee Shop.

    March 13, 2009

  • I am rather good at these: see "euphimism", for example.

    October 6, 2007