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Dogberryism


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A comically confused misapplication of long words, as when Dogberry claims to have ‘comprehended two auspicious persons’ (Much Ado About Nothing 3.5.44); later called malapropism.

Chris Baldick

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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