And finally—do you ever get mistaken for Amy Sedaris, another blonde with a multifaceted career?
When the child turned around and wondered why he had been hit, it turned out that Bodenheimer had mistaken him for another child.
Once again, I had, in a manner of speaking, mistaken Myron for Myra.
c.1600, "under misapprehension," past participle adjective from mistake (v.). Related: Mistakenly. Mistaken identity attested from 1865.
1630s, from mistake (v.). Meaning "unintended pregnancy" is from 1957.