Meaning of “spoonerism” in the English Dictionary

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"spoonerism" in British English

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spoonerismnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈspuː.nər.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈspuː.nɚ.ɪ.zəm/

a mistake made when speaking in which the first sounds of two words are exchanged with each other to produce a not intended and usually funny meaning:

The Reverend William Spooner used to produce spoonerisms such as "a scoop of boy trouts" instead of what he meant to say - "a troop of boy scouts".

(Definition of “spoonerism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)