idiotism


1id·i·o·tism

noun \ˈi-dē-ə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of IDIOTISM

1
obsolete :  idiom 1
2
:  idiom 2

Origin of IDIOTISM

Middle French idiotisme, from Latin idiotismus common speech, from Greek idiōtismos, from idiōtēs
First Known Use: 1588

2id·i·ot·ism

noun \ˈi-dē-ə-(ˌ)ti-zəm\

Definition of IDIOTISM

archaic
:  idiocy 2

Origin of IDIOTISM

idiot + -ism
First Known Use: 1592

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