transitive verbmis·spent , mis·spend·ing, mis·spends
To spend improperly or extravagantly; squander: misspent the funds; misspent their youth.
(third-person singular simple present misspends, present participle misspending, simple past and past participle misspent)
- To spend poorly, incorrectly or unwisely.
- I misspent my youth making friends and meeting people. Wait a minute, that's the secret of my success!