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Word: spoonerism

Definition: accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner


Sentences Containing 'spoonerism'

Punk in Drublic (a spoonerism of "Drunk in Public") is the fifth studio album by the American punk rock band NOFX.

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::: reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
::: incognito - with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.
::: revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
::: veracity - truthfulness; adherence to the truth
::: tenacious - holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
::: aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
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