to put in a place afterward forgotten or not easily found
Origin of mislaysee mis- and amp; lay, verb
transitive verbmis·laid , mis·lay·ing, mis·lays
- To put in a place that is afterward forgotten: I have mislaid my hat.
- To place or put down incorrectly: They mislaid the linoleum.
(third-person singular simple present mislays, present participle mislaying, simple past and past participle mislaid)