foreignism


foreignism

foreignism [fawr-uh-niz-uh m, for-] Word Origin noun

  1. a foreign custom, mannerism, etc.
  2. any trait, deviating from accepted speech standards, derived from a foreign language.
  3. imitation of anything foreign.
  4. a foreign quality.

Origin of foreignism First recorded in 1850–55; foreign + -ism British Dictionary definitions for foreignism foreignism noun

  1. a custom, mannerism, idiom, etc, that is foreign
  2. imitation of something foreign

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