Definitions

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

  • noun A malapropism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Malapropos.

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  • adjective Characterized by the use of malapropisms.
  • noun A malapropism.

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

Etymologies

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

[After Mrs. Malaprop, a character in The Rivals, a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, from malapropos.]

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