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malaprop

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noun mal·a·prop \ 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"
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Origin and Etymology of malaprop

Mrs. Malaprop


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malaprop

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adjective \ ˌma-lə-ˈprä-pē-ən \
variants: or malapropian

Definition of malaprop

:using or marked by the use of malapropisms

First Known Use of malaprop

1815


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