from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A word that has come into a dictionary, grammar, or other scholarly work as a result of a misreading or misinterpretation, as by mistaking a typographical error for an actual word.
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- noun A
fictitiousor erroneousword, originally meaningless, that has been publishedin a dictionaryor similarly authoritative referencebook, or has been listed as genuine, generally as the result of misinterpretationor a typographicalerror.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error
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