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  1. folk etymology

    • IPA[fōk ˌedəˈmäləjē]


    • n.
      a popular but mistaken account of the origin of a word or phrase.;the process by which the form of an unfamiliar or foreign word is adapted to a more familiar form through popular usage.
    • noun: folk etymology, plural noun: folk etymologies