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Webster 1913 Edition


Misspeak

Mis-speak′

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Verb.
I.
To err in speaking.

Mis-speak′

,
Verb.
T.
To utter wrongly.

Webster 1828 Edition


Misspeak

MISSPE'AK

,
Verb.
I.
[See Speak.] To err or mistake in speaking.

MISSPE'AK

,
Verb.
T.
To utter wrong.

Definition 2021


misspeak

misspeak

English

Verb

misspeak (third-person singular simple present misspeaks, present participle misspeaking, simple past misspoke, past participle misspoken)

  1. (intransitive, chiefly US) To fail to pronounce, utter, or speak correctly
    He didn't say you were 'tired.' He said you were 'fired.' He misspoke or you misheard.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To speak insultingly or disrespectfully.

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