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Definition of misnomer noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

misnomer

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌmɪsˈnoʊmər//
 
, NAmE//ˈmɪsˌnoʊmər//
 
 
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a name or a word that is not appropriate or accurate “Villa” was something of a misnomer; the place was no more than an old farmhouse.
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