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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A phrase or expression involving a grotesque use of a word.

Usage examples (6)
  • Alternate names for this phenomenon are "Goldwynism" and "Berraism" because of the penchant of movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn and former baseball player Yogi Berra for this...
  • These include, it should be said, terms that are more amusing than high-minded: Pollyanna, Goldwynism and Collyer Brothers Syndrome (named for the frantic collectors).
  • A Goldwynism for the ages.
  • In response to Goldwynism (May 18, 1989) for more
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