Ghost-word meaning

A word that has come into a dictionary, grammar, or other scholarly work as a result of a misreading or misinterpretation, as by mistaking a typographical error for an actual word.
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A word created through misreading of manuscripts, misunderstanding of grammatical elements, etc. and never really established in a language.
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A fictitious or erroneous word, originally meaningless, that has been published in a dictionary or similarly authoritative reference book, or has been listed as genuine, generally as the result of misinterpretation or a typographical error.
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