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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: 1814


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malaprop

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

Definition of malaprop

  1. :  using or marked by the use of malapropisms

1815

First Known Use of malaprop

1815

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