Goldwynism [gohld-wi-niz-uh m] Word Origin noun

  1. a phrase or statement involving a humorous and supposedly unintentional misuse of idiom, as “Keep a stiff upper chin,” especially such a statement attributed to Samuel Goldwyn, as “Include me out.”

Origin of Goldwynism First recorded in 1935–40; Goldwyn + -ism Word Origin and History for goldwynism Goldwynism n.

1937, in reference to the many malaprop remarks credited to U.S. film producer Samuel G. Goldwyn (1882-1974); the best-known, arguably, being “include me out.”

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