Malaprop definition

mălə-prŏp
A malapropism.
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Using or characterized by malapropisms.
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Characterized by the use of malapropisms.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
malaprop
Plural:
malaprops

Origin of malaprop

  • After Mrs. Malaprop , a character in The Rivals, a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan from malapropos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition