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Definition of a malamanteau

malamanteau

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  • In addition to the XKCD origin, the term appears to have been used on the website MetaFilter as early as 2007:
    It's not spoonerism. More like a portmanteau combined with a malapropism. So I'd go with malamanteau or a portmanpropism.

    posted by ludwig_van at 3:31 PM on July 17, 2007 (link)

    Last edited on May 14 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 14 2010.

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