eggcorn
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɛɡkɔːn/
  • (GA, Canada) IPA: /ˈɛɡkɔɹn/
Noun

eggcorn (plural eggcorns)

  1. (linguistics) An idiosyncratic but semantically motivated substitution of a word or phrase for a word or words that sound identical, or nearly so, at least in the dialect the speaker uses. [from 2003]



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