[ mis-noh-mer ]


  1. a wrong or inaccurate name or designation.
  2. a wrong or inaccurate use of a name or term.

Examples of misnomer in a sentence:

  • Since Fred is very skinny, calling him Fat Fred is indeed a misnomer 
  • Labeling the product as low-fat is a bit of a misnomer because the item’s actual fat content is really quite high.