[ meyd-doun ]
/ ˈmeɪdˌdaʊn /
noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
a makeshift bed, as a pallet, placed on the floor for sleeping.
Made-Up Words: Twitter’s Favorite Family MalapropismsJust about every family has a word that makes sense only to them. There's even an official term for this phenomenon: malapropism, a noun that means "an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound." So, we asked Dictionary.com fans to share some of their favorite family malapropisms and explain their backstories.
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- made for each other,
- made mast,
- made of money,
- made to measure,
- made to order,
- madeira cake
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