malapropism definition

  • noun:
    • Ludicrous abuse of a word, specially by confusion with certainly one of comparable noise.
    • a good example of such misuse.
    • The blundering usage of an absurdly inappropriate term or appearance rather than an equivalent sounding one.
    • a case of the; malaprop.
    • A grotesque abuse of a word; a word accustomed.
    • The work or habit of misapplying words through an ambition to use good language.
    • A word so misapplied.
    • the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

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