intransitive verb-·said′, -·say′ing
- to say or speak wrongly
- to speak evil (of); vilify; abuse; slander
(third-person singular simple present missays, present participle missaying, simple past and past participle missaid)
- (archaic) To speak ill of (someone).
From Middle English misseien, misseggen, equivalent to mis- +"Ž say. Cognate with Middle Dutch misseggen (“to missay").