noun mal·a·prop \ˈma-lə-ˌpräp\

Definition of MALAPROP

:  an example of malapropism <was famed for malaprops: he always said “polo bears” and “Remember Pearl Island” and “neon stockings” — Time>

Origin of MALAPROP

Mrs. Malaprop
First Known Use: 1823


adjective \ˌma-lə-ˈprä-pē-ən\

Definition of MALAPROP

:  using or marked by the use of malapropisms

Variants of MALAPROP

malaprop or mal·a·prop·ian \ˌma-lə-ˈprä-pē-ən\

First Known Use of MALAPROP



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