Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 08/07/19 Abusage

Abusage (noun)
abusage [ uh-byoo-sij ]

1. improper use of words; unidiomatic or ungrammatical language.

harm, maltreatment, mistreatment, prostitution, exploitation, waste, corruption, desecration, misapplication, perversion, solecism, profanation, dissipation, barbarism, injury, malapropism, catachresis, misusage

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Origin: First recorded in 1540–50; abuse + -age

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