adjective see malaprop II

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  • malapropian — See malapropism. * * * …   Universalium

  • malapropian — mal·a·prop·i·an …   English syllables

  • malapropian — adjective see malaprop II …   Useful english dictionary

  • malaprop — I. noun Etymology: Mrs. Malaprop Date: 1823 an example of malapropism < was famed for malaprops: he always said “polo bears” and “Remember Pearl Island” and “neon stockings” Time > II. adjective or malapropian Date: 1840 using or marked by the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Goodman Ace — (born Goodman Aiskowitz (January 15, 1899 – March 25, 1982), was one of the most respected humourists in the 20th Century United States, mostly as a radio writer and comedian, a television writer, and a magazine columnist.In a twist that could… …   Wikipedia

  • Jane Ace — (born Jane Epstein) (October 12, 1897 – November 11, 1974) was the high voiced, malaprop mastering wife on legendary, low keyed American radio comedy Easy Aces (1930 45). Playing herself opposite her real life husband and the show s creator… …   Wikipedia

  • malaprop — (n.) 1823, from name of theatrical character Mrs. Malaprop (see MALAPROPISM (Cf. malapropism)). Related: Malapropian …   Etymology dictionary

  • malaprop — [mal′ə präp΄ē ənmal′ə präp΄] adj. [< MALAPROP Mrs.] using or characterized by malapropisms: also malapropian [mal′ə präp΄ē ən] n. MALAPROPISM (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

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