popular etymology


noun


Nearby words

  1. popstrel,
  2. popsy,
  3. populace,
  4. popular,
  5. popular culture,
  6. popular front,
  7. popular music,
  8. popular singer,
  9. popular song,
  10. popular sovereignty

Origin of popular etymology

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for popular etymology

popular etymology

noun

linguistics another name for folk etymology
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