Sunday, 15 July 2012

word of the day part:fifty-five | misnomer


misnomer [ˌmɪsˈnəʊmə]
1. An error in naming a person or place.
2. A name wrongly or unsuitably applied to a person or an object.

[Middle English misnoumer, from Old French mesnomer, to misname : mes-, wrongly; see mis-1 + nommer, to name (from Latin nminre, from nmen, name; see n-men- in Indo-European roots).]

misnomered | adj

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