MALAPROPISM

Is an error in the linguistic sense whereby a word is substituted for a word which sounds remarkably similar to the original work, often with ludicrous effect.

MALAPROPISM: "Malapropism is the result when a word which has a similar sound but entirely different meaning to the one intended is substituted during speech."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MALAPROPISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/malapropism/ (accessed October 26, 2020).
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