malaprop


1mal·a·prop

noun \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

2malaprop

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

1840

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