noun Date: 1810 1. a. a colloquial expression b. a local or regional dialect expression 2. colloquial style

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  • colloquialism — colloquialist, n. /keuh loh kwee euh liz euhm/, n. 1. a colloquial expression. 2. colloquial style or usage. [1800 10; COLLOQUIAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

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