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From mis- +‎ name.


misname (plural misnames)

  1. A wrong, unsuitable, misleading, or injurious name or designation; misnomer.
    • 1994, Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Folk Roots and Mythic Wings in Sarah Orne Jewett and Toni ...:
      Like the name Macon Dead, it is a misname imposed by someone with no concern about the consequences.
    • 2010, Sandra Hill, A Tale of Two Vikings:
      And it was a misname, because the woman who stood before him now in all her naked glory presented a picture beauteous beyond belief—to Vagn, leastways.


misname (third-person singular simple present misnames, present participle misnaming, simple past and past participle misnamed)

  1. (transitive) To call by a wrong name.
  2. (transitive) To give an unsuitable or injurious name to; name incorrectly.

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