Dorism

noun
Dor·​ism | \ˈdȯˌrizəm, ˈdäˌri-, ˈdōrˌi-\
plural -s

Definition of Dorism 

1 : Dorian character, manners, or speech

2 : a Doric phrase or idiom

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History and Etymology for Dorism

Greek dōrismos, from dōrios Dorian + -ismos -ism

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