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Malaprop, Mrs

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMalaprop, MrsMrs MalapropMal‧a‧prop, Mrs /ˈmæləprɒp $ -prɑːp/ 🔊 🔊 a character in the 18th century play The Rivals by Richard Sheridan. She is known for the funny way that she wrongly uses words, saying a word that sounds similar to the one she intended to use, but means something completely different. This type of mistake is known as a malapropism because of her.
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