Misspeak



[mis-speek] /mɪsˈspik/

verb (used with or without object), misspoke, misspoken, misspeaking.
1.
to speak, utter, or pronounce incorrectly.
2.
to speak inaccurately, inappropriately, or too hastily.
v.

late 14c., “to say amiss,” also “to speak insultingly,” from mis- (1) + speak. Related: Misspeaking; misspoken. Old English missprecan meant “to grumble, murmur.”

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