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[mis-kawl] /mɪsˈkɔl/

verb (used with object)
to by a wrong name.
verb (transitive)
to call by the wrong name
(dialect) to abuse or malign

mid-15c., from mis- (1) + call (v.). Related: Miscalled; miscalling.


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