malaprop

[ mal-uh-prop ]
/ ˈmæl əˌprɒp /

noun

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Origin of malaprop

First recorded in 1815–25; see origin at Malaprop

OTHER WORDS FROM malaprop

out·mal·a·prop, verb (used with object), out·mal·a·propped, out·mal·a·prop·ping.

Definition for malaprop (2 of 2)

Malaprop
[ mal-uh-prop ]
/ ˈmæl əˌprɒp /

noun

Mrs., a character in Sheridan's The Rivals (1775), noted for her misapplication of words.
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