Goldwynism

noun
Gold·​wyn·​ism | \ˈgōldwə̇ˌnizəm\
plural -s

Definition of Goldwynism 

: a phrase or expression (as “include me out”) involving a grotesque use of a word — compare irish bull , malapropism

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History and Etymology for Goldwynism

Samuel Goldwyn, born 1882 American motion-picture producer + -ism

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