Etymology
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misplay (n.)

"a wrong play," 1889 in baseball context, from mis- (1) "bad, wrong" + play (n.). As a verb from 1824 (originally in music; 1842 in games). Related: Misplayed; misplaying.

updated on January 30, 2019

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Definitions of misplay from WordNet
1
misplay (v.)
play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note;
misplay (v.)
play wrong or in an unskillful manner;
2
misplay (n.)
(baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed;
Synonyms: error
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