abusage

[uh-byoo-sij]

noun

improper use of words; unidiomatic or ungrammatical language.

Nearby words

  1. abundant,
  2. abundant number,
  3. abundant year,
  4. abundantly,
  5. abury,
  6. abuse,
  7. abuser,
  8. abusive,
  9. abut,
  10. abutilon

Origin of abusage

First recorded in 1540–50; abuse + -age

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