Any of a number of often-repeated malapropisms originally uttered by US film producer (1879-1974) or a malapropism reminiscent of Goldwyns utterances.

Bartletts Familiar Quotations had now recorded two of the most celebrated Goldwynisms: "In two words: impossible," and the ever-fresh "Include me out."

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  • Goldwynism — 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Goldwynism —    Samuel Goldwyn (1882 1974) was one of the greatest pioneer film makers in America and one of Hollywood s most prominent producers. Born in Warsaw, Poland (his name was Samuel Goldfish), he immigrated to the United States as a teenager with… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Goldwynism — /gohld wi niz euhm/, n. a phrase or statement involving a humorous and supposedly unintentional misuse of idiom, as Keep a stiff upper chin, esp. such a statement attributed to Samuel Goldwyn, as Include me out. [1935 40; GOLDWYN + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • goldwynism — gold·wyn·ism …   English syllables

  • goldwynism — ˈgōldwə̇ˌnizəm noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Samuel Goldwyn b1882 American motion picture producer + ism : a phrase or expression (as “include me out”) involving a grotesque use of a word compare irish bull, malapropism …   Useful english dictionary

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