mondegreen


mon·de·green

noun \ˈmän-də-ˌgrēn\

Definition of MONDEGREEN

:  a word or phrase that results from a mishearing of something said or sung <“very close veins” is a mondegreen for “varicose veins”>

Origin of MONDEGREEN

from the mishearing in a Scottish ballad of laid him on the green as Lady Mondegreen
First Known Use: 1954

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