Definitions for "Spoonerism"
the accidental transposition of initial sounds or syllables of two words, usually with humorous results, as roaring pain for pouring rain. Note: The word comes from Dr. W. A. Spooner (1844-1930), a warden of New College at Oxford University, who is said to have made many such transpositions.
A slip of the tongue involving the transposition of two or more sounds in an utterance (after English cleric William A. Spooner). Example The Lord is a shoving leopard.---Spooner.
transposition of initial consonants in a pair of words