- v spend time badly or unwisely
- v spend (money or other resources) unwisely
- For it was there, in the ramshackle shelter of the pool hall, on the margins of society, that one could, with luck and a certain impunity, misspend one's youth.
- Helen Zille in Mail & Guardian Online
Zille said she would deal with the nepotism and bloated expenditure in the executive suites "and turn the misspend money towards employing people at the city's workface"- - policemen, engineers, firemen, librarians, nurses and health inspectors.