Origin of malaprop
Related formsout·mal·a·prop, verb (used with object), out·mal·a·propped, out·mal·a·prop·ping.
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