misclick

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mis- +‎ click

Noun[edit]

misclick (plural misclicks)

  1. (computing) A click of a computer mouse that is inaccurate and therefore fails to perform the desired action.
    • 2005, Katrin Eismann, Wayne Palmer, Photoshop restoration and retouching
      It takes time, dedication, curiosity, and a hint of stubbornness to get past the missteps and misclicks. Every image you work on today teaches you strategy and skills for the image you'll open tomorrow.

Verb[edit]

misclick (third-person singular simple present misclicks, present participle misclicking, simple past and past participle misclicked)

  1. (computing) To perform an erroneous click with a computer mouse.