misnomer - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

/mɪsˈnəʊmə(r)/
singularmisnomer
pluralmisnomers
  1. a name or description that is incorrect or unsuitable

    Cottage is perhaps a misnomer for such a large house.

    a bit of/something of a misnomer:

    Lucky’ seemed a bit of misnomer for the unfortunate little dog.