caco·​epy | \ ˈkakəˌwepē; kaˈkōəpē, kə- \
plural -es

Definition of cacoepy

: bad pronunciation opposed to orthoepy

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First Known Use of cacoepy

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cacoepy

cac- + -epy (as in orthoepy)

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“Cacoepy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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