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idiotism

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noun id·i·o·tism \ˈi-dē-ə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of idiotism

  1. 1 obsolete :  idiom 1

  2. 2 :  idiom 2



Origin and Etymology of idiotism

Middle French idiotisme, from Latin idiotismus common speech, from Greek idiōtismos, from idiōtēs


First Known Use: 1588


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idiotism

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noun id·i·ot·ism \ˈi-dē-ə-(ˌ)ti-zəm\

Definition of idiotism

archaic

  1. :  idiocy 2



Origin and Etymology of idiotism

idiot + -ism


First Known Use: 1592


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