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misspeak

[mis-speek] /mɪsˈspik/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), misspoke, misspoken, misspeaking.
1.
to speak, utter, or pronounce incorrectly.
2.
to speak inaccurately, inappropriately, or too hastily.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English misspeken; see mis-1, speak; compare Old English missprecan to murmur
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Examples from the web for misspoke
  • There is no indication in the record to support a conclusion that counsel was confused, mistaken, or misspoke.
  • The trial court apparently misspoke concerning the date of its prior judgment entry.
  • She said she misspoke earlier when she stated that there were two vacant positions.
Word Origin and History for misspoke

misspeak

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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