2020 Malaphor of the Year – Number 4

Breadearner (submitted May 2020)

Because this is a near perfect congruent word blend conflation, I chose this as Number 4 in the countdown.   It is a word blend malaphor of “breadwinner” (a person who earns money to support a family) and “wage earner” (a person who works for a salary).  My wife said this one when discussing a spouse who was earning most of the money in the household.

Word blends are a special subsection of malaphors and I have posted many of them.  Just type word blend in the Search feature on the website.  Also, I have a chapter devoted to these special malaphors in my book, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”, available on Amazon for cheap!

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