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Malamanteau: Irregardless

- Definition: To be irrespective, regardless?
- Portmanteau: irrespective + regardless
- Malapropism: irrespective and regardless

Source: Language Log - Lingustics in Comics


  1. Actually, isn't "irregardless" a portmanteau of irrespective and regardless?

  2. Irregardless is in the dictionary, and I don't think they call it a portmanteau of anything.

  3. According to Wikipedia: "The origin of irregardless is not known for certain, but the speculation among references is that it may be a blend, or portmanteau word, of irrespective and regardless"

    I've updated it to be irrespective instead of irregular, but I think it's still potentially a malamanteau depending on your stance on the word's acceptance?