by Andy May 07, 2004
a word mistakenly used in place of a similar sounding word, usually by the President of the United States
by Dingermcduff September 11, 2003
Comes from Mrs. Malaprop, a character in 'The Rivals' - a 1775 play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. She imagines herself to be learned but betrays her ignorance by using words that sound similar to those she intends to use.
by Derek Scott September 09, 2003
by Anonymous September 14, 2003
A word which purposely replaces another word within a common phrase or addage, with humorous, or ironic intention.
by Bat September 12, 2003
Diction humor. Choosing the wrong word, resulting in a comic effect. The character Mrs. Malaprop was an Elizabethan Rosanne Rozanna-danna.
by smakerooni September 18, 2003
by emily murda September 16, 2003