Malapropism Definition

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[n] the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar


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malaprop

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misstatement

Misc. Definitions

\Mal"a*prop*ism\, n. [From Mrs. Malaprop, a character in Sheridan's drama, `` The Rivals,'' who makes amusing blunders in her use of words. See {Malapropos}.] A grotesque misuse of a word; a word so used.

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