Definition of hypercorrection noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hypercorrection

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌhaɪpərkəˈrɛkʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable](linguistics)
 
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the use of a wrong form or pronunciation of a word by someone who is trying to show that they can use language correctly, for example, the use of I instead of me in the sentence “They invited my husband and I to dinner.”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hypercorrection