misfit etymology

English word misfit comes from English mis- (Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.), English fit

Detailed word origin of misfit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
fit English (eng) (medicine) A sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom over a short period of time.. A seizure or convulsion.. A sudden burst (of an activity).. A sudden outburst of emotion. (archaic) A section of a poem or ballad. (intransitive, medicine) To suffer a fit. (intransitive) To be in harmony.. (intransitive) To be of the right size and shape. (intransitive, archaic) To be seemly.. [...]
misfit English (eng) (transitive, intransitive) To fit badly. (now, _, rare) An ill-fitting garment.. A badly adjusted person; someone unsuitable or set apart because of their habits, behaviour etc.. A failure to fit well; unsuitability, disparity.

Words with the same origin as misfit

Descendants of mis-
misapprehension misappropriation misbehavior miscalculation misconception misconduct misdirect misdirection misfortune mishap misinterpret misinterpretation misjudge mismanagement mismatch misprint misrepresentation misstep mistreat mistreatment mistrial mistrust misunderstand misuse