pron. "PLAY-djee-uh-fraze v.t. & v.i.

1. To plagiarize subtly by changing word order or replacing words with synonyms. 2. To plagiarphrase (which see).
Original phrase: He jests at scars that never felt a wound. (Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet)

Good paraphrase: He boasts about experiences he never had.

Bad plagiaphrase: He jokes about injuries that never felt a blade.
by ProfNS September 22, 2011

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