mondegreen

noun mon·de·green \ ˈmän-də-ˌgrēn \

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"


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