paronym

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noun par·o·nym \ˈper-ə-ˌnim, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of paronym

  1. :  a paronymous word

Origin and Etymology of paronym

Late Latin paronymon, from Greek parōnymon, neuter of parōnymos


First Known Use: circa 1846

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