overly correct; excessively fastidious; fussy: hypercorrect manners.
of, relating to, or characterized by hypercorrection.
Should You Say “Between You and I” or “Between You and Me”?
Why are there different ways of saying the same thing? Grammar is a combination of rules and conventions. What’s the difference? Well, the rules are things like a verb must agree with its subject. By that rule, “he say” is incorrect. Then there are conventions, which are uses of language that are common enough that even though they break the “rules” they become “correct” simply …
Origin of hypercorrect
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excessively correct or fastidious
resulting from or characterized by hypercorrection
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