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malaprop (n.)

"a ludicrous misuse of a big word," 1823, from the name of the theatrical character Mrs. Malaprop, who was noted for her blunders in the use of words (see malapropism). As an adjective, "out of place, inapt," by 1840. Related: Malapropian.

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Definitions of malaprop

malaprop (n.)
the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar;
Synonyms: malapropism
From wordnet.princeton.edu