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3 definitions by Brazilian Joe

 
1.
(pl. wikibroideries)

A malamanteau created by the incorrect utilization of embroidery instead of imbroglio with the word Wikipedia in an attempt to create a portmanteau.

See wikibroglio.
There was quite a wikibroidery on the malamanteau page on Wikipedia.
by Brazilian Joe May 14, 2010
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(pl. wikibroglii)

A fight between wikipedia editors which results in long discussions and frequent page edits.
The 'Malamanteau' page on Wikipedia caused quite a wikibroglio.
by Brazilian Joe May 14, 2010
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(pl. malamanteaux)

A neologism for a portmanteau created by incorrectly combining a malapropism with a neologism. It is itself a neologism, a malapropism and a portmanteau (of malapropism and portmanteau).
Somebody describes his misunderstanding of what someone was saying by stating, "I misconscrewed it up."
Someone explains his inability to talk while being upset by saying he was "flustrated."
A meaningful malamanteau is "ambiviolent," as in: "Beatrix Kiddo in Kill Bill was ambiviolent. She didn't know who to kill first."
George W. Bush's inadvertent malamanteau "misunderestimated" has entered common usage.
Someone describes being misinformed as "being miscommunicado", a mixture of miscommunicate and incommunicado.
The discussion in the wikipedia page for 'Malamanteau' is a "Wikibroidery" (Wikibroglio)
by Brazilian Joe May 14, 2010
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