Malapropism

Noun

  • (countable) An instance of this; malaprop.

    "The translator matched every malapropism in the original with one from his own language."

  • (uncountable) The blundering use of an absurdly inappropriate word or expression in place of a similar sounding one.

    "The script employed malapropism to great effect."

  • (countable) An instance of this; malaprop.

    "The humor comes from all the malapropisms."

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