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Meaning of malaprop

mal•a•prop

Pronunciation: (mal'u-prop"), [key]
— n.
  1. malapropism (def. 2).

Mal•a•prop

Pronunciation: (mal'u-prop"), [key]
  1. a character in Sheridan's The Rivals (1775), noted for her misapplication of words.
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