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English definition of “malapropism”

malapropism

noun [C]     /ˈmæl.ə.prɒp.ɪ.zəm/ US  /-prɑː.pɪ-/
the wrong use of one word instead of another word because they sound similar to each other, with results that are unintentionally funnyTerminology and vocabularyFaults and mistakes
(Definition of malapropism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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