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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A malapropism.

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  • adj. Characterized by the use of malapropisms.
  • n. A malapropism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Malapropos.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

Etymologies

After Mrs. Malaprop, a character in The Rivals, a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, from malapropos.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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