Pronunciation: (mal'u-prop-iz"um), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/malapropism.html on line 77 [key]
1. an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, esp. by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
2. an instance of this, as in “Lead the way and we'll precede.”
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