Word of the Day: Misnomer

Today’s word of the day is misnomer. The word misnomer is a noun. It is the inaccurate name or wrong use of a name or term. Have you ever gotten the collywobbles while waiting for your name to be called out loud? I get them because I always wonder if the person will pronounce my name right (they never do!).

Related: Word of the Day: Collywobbles

Use it in a sentence!


The name registered for that woman is a misnomer. Her name is Pearl, but she is registered as Petra.




But where did come from?


The word misnomer is of French origin. It comes from the old French word, “menommer”, which means misname.



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