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A character in The Rivals, an English play from the late eighteenth century by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Mrs. Malaprop constantly mixes up words that sound similar, declaring, for instance, “He is the very pineapple of politeness,” when she means pinnacle.
Note: Today, any comic jumbling of words like those produced by Mrs. Malaprop is called a malapropism.