malapropos

adverb
mal·​ap·​ro·​pos | \ ˌma-ˌla-prə-ˈpō How to pronounce malapropos (audio) \

Definition of malapropos

: in an inappropriate or inopportune way

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malapropos adjective

First Known Use of malapropos

1630, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for malapropos

French mal à propos

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“Malapropos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malapropos. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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