Definition of Misnomer
a name or description that is incorrect or inappropriate
Examples of Misnomer in a sentence
Since Fred is very skinny, calling him Fat Fred is indeed a misnomer.
The foreigner found it difficult to understand the local misnomer which described a bar as a watering hole.
Because my grandmother had a habit of saying inappropriate things, it was not surprising to hear one misnomer after another coming out of her mouth.
The name she chose made no sense to anyone so we could only assume it was a misnomer.
All too often, a scientist will make use of a temporary misnomer to describe an unknown element.
Calling that sad movie a comedy is a huge misnomer because the film makes people cry rather than laugh.
No one can understand why my aunt has given her friendly dog the misnomer of Killer.
Although there was a misnomer in the contract, the judge still said the terms were legal and binding.
Labeling the product as low-fat is a bit of a misnomer because the item’s actual fat content is really quite high.
Naming a horse Lightning after it has lost six consecutive races is a huge misnomer.
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