Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or marked by hypercorrection.

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  • adjective grammar incorrect because of a mistaken idea of standard usage
  • verb transitive To change (a word or phrase) to an incorrect form in the mistaken belief that it is standard usage.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ correct

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