Definition of misword in US English:

misword

(also missword)

noun

English Regional
  • A harsh, angry, or cross word.

verb

rare
  • with object To express or word incorrectly.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Ancrene Riwle. From mis- + word<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From mis- + word.

Pronunciation

misword

/ˈmɪsˌwəːd/