transitive verb-·laid′, -·lay′ing
to put in a place afterward forgotten or not easily found
Origin of mislaysee mis- and 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)