transitive verb Date: 14th century to call by a wrong name ; misname

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Miscall — Mis*call , v. t. 1. To call by a wrong name; to name improperly. [1913 Webster] 2. To call by a bad name; to abuse. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miscall — (v.) mid 15c., from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + CALL (Cf. call) (v.). Related: Miscalled; miscalling …   Etymology dictionary

  • miscall — [miskôl′] vt. to call by a wrong name; misname …   English World dictionary

  • miscall — verb a) To call (someone) bad names; to insult, abuse. But one aboue the rest in speciall, / That had an hog beene late, hight Grille by name, / Repined greatly, and did him miscall, / That had from hoggish forme him brought to naturall. b) To… …   Wiktionary

  • miscall — miscaller, n. /mis kawl /, v.t. to call by a wrong name. [1400 50; late ME; see MIS 1, CALL] * * * …   Universalium

  • miscall — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. call by a wrong name, misterm, mistitle, misname; see mistake …   English dictionary for students

  • miscall — v. call by an incorrect name; call by a bad name …   English contemporary dictionary

  • miscall — verb 1》 call by a wrong or inappropriate name. 2》 archaic or dialect insult verbally …   English new terms dictionary

  • miscall — v. a. Misname, misterm …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • miscall — mis·call …   English syllables

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