Origin of malaprop
Definition for malaprop (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for malaprop
Have you heard the speculation, The rumor now in circulation: Perry runs with Newt this Fall Malaprop meets know-it-all.
Jephson is rather bitten by a taste for all that “teleopathy” business, as the old Malaprop calls it.The Disentanglers|Andrew Lang
Not only Mrs. Malaprop, but also Sir Anthony, form an entirely wrong estimate of themselves.History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
A pronoun is a substitute, or (as we once heard a lady of the Malaprop family say), a subterfuge for a noun.The Comic Latin Grammar|Percival Leigh
Word Origin and History for malaprop
1823, from name of theatrical character Mrs. Malaprop (see malapropism). Related: Malapropian.