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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
(Definition of malapropism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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