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malaprop

[ mal-uh-prop ]
/ ˈmæl əˌprɒp /
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noun
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SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
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Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

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.

Other definitions 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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