hypercorrect


hy·per·cor·rect

adjective \ˌhī-pər-kə-ˈrekt\

Definition of HYPERCORRECT

:  of, relating to, or characterized by the production of a nonstandard linguistic form or construction on the basis of a false analogy (as badly in my eyes have gone badly)
hy·per·cor·rec·tion \-ˈrek-shən\ noun
hy·per·cor·rect·ly \-ˈrek-(t)lē\ adverb
hy·per·cor·rect·ness \-ˈrek(t)-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of HYPERCORRECT

1922

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