foreignism [fawr-uh-niz-uh m, for-] Word Origin noun
- a custom, mannerism, etc.
- any trait, deviating from accepted speech standards, derived from a language.
- imitation of anything .
- a quality.
Origin of foreignism First recorded in 1850–55;+ British Dictionary definitions for foreignism foreignism noun
- a custom, mannerism, idiom, etc, that is foreign
- imitation of something foreign