Simple Definition of colloquialism
: a word or phrase that is used mostly in informal speech : a colloquial expression
Full Definition of colloquialism
1 a : a colloquial expression b : a local or regional dialect expression
2 : colloquial style
Examples of colloquialism in a sentence
His English is very good, but he has trouble understanding certain colloquialisms.
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Rhymes with colloquialism
abolitionism, academicism, agrarianism, anthropomorphism, anti-Semitism, bicameralism, colonialism, constitutionalism, cosmopolitism, ecumenicism, exceptionalism, exhibitionism, existentialism, fundamentalism, Hegelianism, hermaphroditism, hyperrealism, imperialism, industrialism, instrumentalism, interventionism, irrationalism, isolationism, Malthusianism, Manichaeanism, materialism, millennialism, Monophysitism, multilingualism, neoclassicism, Neoplatonism, neorealism, Nestorianism, Occidentalism, orientalism, parochialism, Pelagianism, phenomenalism, photojournalism, pictorialism, Postimpressionism, professionalism, pseudoclassicism, reconstructionism, republicanism, Rosicrucianism, sacerdotalism, self-determinism, sadomasochism, sectarianism, sensationalism, sentimentalism, spiritualism, Tractarianism, traditionalism, transcendentalism, ultramontanism, universalism, utopianism, vocationalism
COLLOQUIALISM Defined for Kids
Definition of colloquialism for Students
: a word or expression used in or suited to familiar and informal conversation
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