Hinglish informal a respectful name and form of address given to a man from the generation older than oneself
Made-Up Words: Twitter’s Favorite Family MalapropismsJust about every family has a word that makes sense only to them. There's even an official term for this phenomenon: malapropism, a noun that means "an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound." So, we asked Dictionary.com fans to share some of their favorite family malapropisms and explain their backstories.
What Do You Call Your Parents?Mom and Dad? Or Momadukes and Sarge? Check out some of the different names we've found for parental units.
- uncle sam,
- uncle tom,
- uncle tom's cabin,
- uncle tomism,
- uncle vanya,
Word Origin for uncle-ji
C20: from uncle + -ji
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