Skip to Content

misunderestimate

“Misunderestimate” is a malapropism invented by President George W. Bush that has come to mean “to underestimate by mistake.”

Bush accidentally used the term in a 2000 interview, saying, “They misunderestimated me.”

He likely meant to say “underestimated” but the term became linked with Bush, often as evidence for his lack of intelligence.

Political News

Here's the latest political news from Political Wire: