colloquialism

[ kuh-loh-kwee-uh-liz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF colloquialism

Synonyms for colloquialism

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Professor Mathews seems to have a special dislike for this colloquialism.

There, Mr. Editor, you have a pleasing comminglement of romance and colloquialism.

Also, red-coats of old; whence lobster-box, a colloquialism for barracks.

Also a colloquialism for marque, as a letter of mart or marque.

"Not worth a stiver" is a colloquialism to express a person's poverty.

Thus far, however, the term has been merely a colloquialism, found only in the newspapers.

Rosalie, in a colloquialism of to-day not then coined, "had no use for them."

It's a colloquialism, comes from baseball, that's a sport we play.

It has passed out of the stage of mere slang to become a "colloquialism."

No cockneyism or colloquialism mars the sweetness of her speech.

WORD ORIGIN

1810, "a colloquial word or phrase," from colloquial + -ism.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COLLOQUIALISM

idiom

nounmanner of speaking, turn of phrase
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