malapropism malapropism

Definition(s):

  • (n) the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

Usage(s):

  • That, of course, is part of his appeal, but it is also his curse in the television age, when every malapropism and mistake by a public man is caught and magnified.

News

  1. It’s Opposite Day in the Senate

    A brief malapropism about the Fed's dual mandate.
    on November 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Economix Blog: It’s Opposite Day in the Senate

    A brief malapropism about the Fed’s dual mandate.        
    on November 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

Word of the Day
fathom fathom
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