- 1to spend time or money in a careless rather than a useful way synonym waste
- 2 He joked that being good at cards was the sign of a misspent youth (= having wasted his time when he was young).
NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspɛnd//[usually passive] misspend somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misspend
he / she / it misspends
past simple misspent
-ing form misspending