Definition of mismean in English:

mismean

verb

rare
  • with object (A) To mean or intend mistakenly or imperfectly. (b) To misinterpret.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Verstegan (c1550–1640), writer and intelligence informant. From mis- + mean.

Pronunciation

mismean

/ˌmɪsˈmiːn/