Top Definition
a lexical mistake, usually in the form of a commonly-used term used in place of a more obscure term.
Some examples of eggcorn are to ferment trouble, the prostrate gland, potatoes old rotten. The writing teacher corrected the eggcorns in the student's composition.
by j griffey November 18, 2006

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Your favorite word on a white mug.

Create a mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Soft and offensive. Just like you.

Buy the t-shirt

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton).

Buy the t-shirt
eggcorn or egg corns are the mistaken name for acorns. The term means any long held mistaken saying.

eg 1. - Crimean River - "Oh, you have problems, crimean river" (mistaken thought that somthing bad happend during the crimean war, by a river!)

mentioned on Adam and Joe's radio show.
Egg Corn eg 2. - My condiments to the chef - "That food was lovely, my condiments to the chef" (mistaken thought that: If food is really good then you send the unneeded seasonings back to the chef!)
by The chair January 15, 2013

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Your favorite word on a white mug.

Create a mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Soft and offensive. Just like you.

Buy the t-shirt

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton).

Buy the t-shirt