Definition of mondegreen
: a word or phrase that results from a mishearing of something said or sung “very close veins” is a mondegreen for “varicose veins”
Origin and Etymology of mondegreen
from the mishearing in a Scottish ballad of “laid him on the green” as “Lady Mondegreen”
First Known Use: 1954
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up mondegreen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).