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  • Definition: Reanalyzing words into component parts different from the original parts; for example, "a napron" historically was recut into "an apron," and "an other" is currently being recut into "a+nother," as in "a whole nother."

    Source: American English, second edition by Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes

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