Today’s English word of the day is: misfit. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘misfit’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
misfit: a person who is not accepted by a particular group of people, especially because their behavior or their ideas are very different
American English Pronunciation: /ˈmɪsfɪt/
😟: I’m really worried about Kyle. He’s having a hard time fitting in at school.
🤗: Well, you know what? Some of the most creative adults were misfits as kids.
🥰: Why did you stop going to the book club? I’ve missed you!
😕: Eh, I just felt like kind of a misfit there. You should have seen the way they looked at me when I offered them a joint.
Want more practice using the word ‘misfit’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!
And just for fun… Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is an iconic Christmas character in the United States. In this classic film, we see Rudolph and his friends stumble upon the Island of Misfit Toys. (Spoiler Alert: Santa finds homes for all the misfit toys. Everyone has a happy ending. 😘)
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
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THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary