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WORD OF THE DAY.

The word of the day come from THE NICKEL BOYS by Colson Whitehead.



MALAPROPISM


NOUN malapropisms (plural noun) · malaprop (noun) · malaprops (plural noun) the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one, often with an amusing effect (e.g. ‘dance a flamingo’ instead of flamenco).

synonyms: wrong word · solecism · error · misuse · misusage · misapplication · infelicity · slip of the tongue


ORIGIN mid 19th century: from the name of the character Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's play The Rivals(1775) + -ism.

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