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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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Word Origin and History for misspoken

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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