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colloquialism

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noun col·lo·qui·al·ism \-ˈlō-kwē-ə-ˌli-zəm\

Simple Definition of colloquialism

  • : a word or phrase that is used mostly in informal speech : a colloquial expression

Full Definition of colloquialism

  1. 1 a :  a colloquial expression b :  a local or regional dialect expression

  2. 2 :  colloquial style


COLLOQUIALISM Defined for Kids

colloquialism

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noun col·lo·qui·al·ism \kə-ˈlō-kwē-ə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of colloquialism

  1. :  a word or expression used in or suited to familiar and informal conversation




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