Meaning of “misnomer” in the English Dictionary

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"misnomer" in British English

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misnomernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌmɪsˈnəʊ.mər/ us /ˌmɪsˈnoʊ.mɚ/

a name that does not suit what it refers to, or the use of such a name:

It was the scruffiest place I've ever stayed in, so "Grand Hotel" was a complete misnomer.
It's something of a misnomer to refer to these inexperienced boys as soldiers.

(Definition of “misnomer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"misnomer" in American English

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misnomernoun [ C usually sing ]

us /mɪsˈnoʊ·mər/

a name that is not correct or does not suit what it refers to, or a use of such a name:

Dry cleaning is a misnomer, since the clothes are cleaned in a fluid.

(Definition of “misnomer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)