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malaprop

[mal-uh-prop] /ˈmæl əˌprɒp/
noun
1.
malapropism (def 2).
Origin of malaprop
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; See origin at Malaprop
Related forms
outmalaprop, verb (used with object), outmalapropped, outmalapropping.

Malaprop

[mal-uh-prop] /ˈmæl əˌprɒp/
noun
1.
Mrs. a character in Sheridan's The Rivals (1775), noted for her misapplication of words.
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n.

1823, from name of theatrical character Mrs. Malaprop (see malapropism). Related: Malapropian.

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