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malapropism

noun [C] uk   /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 funny
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in Chinese (Simplified) 近音词误用…
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