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malaprop

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noun mal·a·prop \ˈma-lə-ˌpräp\

Definition of malaprop

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



Origin and Etymology of malaprop

Mrs. Malaprop


First Known Use: 1823


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malaprop

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adjective mal·a·prop \ˌma-lə-ˈprä-pē-ən\

Definition of malaprop

  1. :  using or marked by the use of malapropisms



1840

First Known Use of malaprop

1840

Variants of malaprop

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malapropian


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