abusage

/əˈbjusɪdʒ/ (say uh'byoohsij)

noun
improper use of words; use of unidiomatic or ungrammatical language.
{abus(e) + -age, earlier use revived by Eric Partridge (1942)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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