Yogiism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Yogi +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

Yogiism (plural Yogiisms)

  1. A malapropism of the kind characteristic of "Yogi" Berra (born 1925), American baseball player and manager.
    • 1990, Bill James, The Baseball Book 1990
      If anything means nothing in baseball (pardon the Yogiism), it's momentum...
    • 1998, Eric Chaisson, The Hubble wars
      A leading member of the wide-field camera team captured most of our feelings with a Yogiism: "I've never seen anyone muddy the waters so clearly."

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