paronym

noun
par·​o·​nym | \ ˈper-ə-ˌnim How to pronounce paronym (audio) , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of paronym

: a paronymous word

First Known Use of paronym

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paronym

Late Latin paronymon, from Greek parōnymon, neuter of parōnymos

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The first known use of paronym was circa 1846

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“Paronym.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paronym. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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