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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A word that has come into a dictionary, grammar, or other scholarly work as a result of a misreading or misinterpretation, as by mistaking a typographical error for an actual word.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fictitious or erroneous word, originally meaningless, that has been published in a dictionary or similarly authoritative reference book, or has been listed as genuine, generally as the result of misinterpretation or a typographical error.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error

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