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Malaprop

[mal-uh-prop] /ˈmæl əˌprɒp/
noun
1.
Mrs. a character in Sheridan's The Rivals (1775), noted for her misapplication of words.
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malaprop

n.

1823, from name of theatrical character Mrs. Malaprop (see malapropism). Related: Malapropian.

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