I've been trying to think of a good word for this for years.
Of course, you can misplace or lose something along the lines of "I've lost my car keys". They could be anywhere in the house right? Maybe your cousin moved them when she borrowed it yesterday! Or you can lose your wallet - it could be at any of the shops you were at today. You can lose your title deeds, meaning they could be packed away anywhere, or maybe someone accidentally threw them away in the last year, haven't seen them for a year, where the heck are those title deeds?
But there's a particular type of misplaced or lost where you...
"just had it in your damn hand"
right then! I just had it in my hand - where is it? I was walking out the door with the iPad in my hand, and now it's gone? It was right here, I had it in my hand!
In my household, I have been trying to think of a SWR for this for so long, we made one up (it's the "quick-loss") and I have started saying that. "I just quick-lost the blah blah, I was bringing it right to you and now it's gone!"
I feel that the word "lost" doesn't really apply well; nor does misplaced, really.
Is there any clear term that makes the point you just literally had it in your hand and now don't know where it is, you were purposefully holding it and in your stream of consciousness don't even understand why you're not still holding it, don't know what happened to it between now and a few beats ago - any ideas?