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Inapropro (2)

adjective clipping
Inappropriate; breaking a social norm, but in a fairly insubstantial way. The root word, inappropriate, has been clipped, removing the adjective forming suffix ‘-iate’. An ‘o’ was then added to the end of the word, probably because it causes the syllable ‘pro’ to be repeated in the word. This creates a word which has a less serious tone to it than the word ‘inappropriate’. This less serious form of the word can be used in more joking or casual conversations, such as to laughingly condemn the use of profanity at a college dinner table.
 
Andrew, that was very inappropro.
Etymology : Clipping of inappropriate, followed by addition of an ‘o’ to create a repeated syllable
Source : 10/14/2010 – Friend at Lunch
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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