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    malapropism - Dictionary definition and meaning for word malapropism

    (noun) the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
    Synonyms : malaprop
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malapropism

mal (negative) + prop (proper usage) .. improper usage of words

Mrs Malaprop was a very famous character of an english play "The Rivals" where she misuses words, creating a comical effect.

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