Definition of SPOONERISM
: a transposition of usually initial sounds of two or more words (as in tons of soil for sons of toil)
Examples of SPOONERISM
- the spoonerism “tons of soil” for “sons of toil”
Origin of SPOONERISM
William A. Spooner †1930 English clergyman & educator
First Known Use: 1900
Reproduced with thanks to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.