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English definition of “spoonerism”

spoonerism

noun [C]     /ˈspuː.nər.ɪ.zəm/ US  /-nɚ-/
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 had meant to say - 'a troop of boy scouts'.Linguistic terms and linguistic style
(Definition of spoonerism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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