misspeak (third-person singular simple present misspeaks, present participle misspeaking, simple past misspoke, past participle misspoken)
- (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.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To speak insultingly or disrespectfully.
to fail to pronounce, utter, or speak correctly