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mrs-malaprop

Mrs.-mal·a·prop
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mis-iz, miz-iz mal-uh-prop]
    • /ˈmɪs ɪz, ˈmɪz ɪz ˈmæl əˌprɒp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mis-iz, miz-iz mal-uh-prop]
    • /ˈmɪs ɪz, ˈmɪz ɪz ˈmæl əˌprɒp/

Definition of mrs-malaprop word

  • noun mrs-malaprop Mrs. a character in Sheridan's The Rivals (1775), noted for her misapplication of words. 1

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mrs-malaprop popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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