noun Date: 1855 something peculiar to a foreign language or people; specifically a foreign idiom or custom

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  • Foreignism — For eign*ism, n. Anything peculiar to a foreign language or people; a foreign idiom or custom. [1913 Webster] It is a pity to see the technicalities of the so called liberal professions distigured by foreignisms. Fitzed. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foreignism — ☆ foreignism [fôr′in iz΄əm, fär′in iz΄əm ] n. a foreign idiom, mannerism, custom, etc …   English World dictionary

  • foreignism — /fawr euh niz euhm, for /, n. 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. [1850 55; FOREIGN + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • foreignism — noun any trait, custom, phrase or characteristic typical of a foreign country or language …   Wiktionary

  • foreignism — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. exoticism, borrowing, loan word; see language 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • foreignism — for·eign·ism …   English syllables

  • foreignism — for•eign•ism [[t]ˈfɔr əˌnɪz əm, ˈfɒr [/t]] n. a foreign custom, mannerism, word, or idiom • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • foreignism — /ˈfɒrənɪzəm/ (say foruhnizuhm) noun US 1. a foreign custom, etc. 2. any trait or deviation from accepted speech standards that comes from the influence of a foreign language. 3. imitation of anything foreign. 4. foreign quality …   Australian English dictionary

  • foreignism — ˈfȯrə̇ˌnizəm, ˈfär noun ( s) 1. : something peculiar to a foreign language or people : a foreign idiom or custom; usually : a feature of pronunciation or grammar or a word or word usage that is identified as foreign 2. : imitation of foreign… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sonnō jōi — Samurai unter dem Banner „Sonnō jōi“ (rechts) während der Mito Rebellion (Tsukuba, 17. Juni 1864) Sonnō jōi (jap. 尊皇攘夷 oder 尊王攘夷) war die Parole einer neokonfuzianischen japanischen politischen Philosophie. Zu Beginn der zweiten Hälfte des 1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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