Gallicism

noun
Gal·li·cism | \ˈga-lə-ˌsi-zəm \
variants: or gallicism

Definition of Gallicism 

1 : a characteristic French idiom or expression appearing in another language

2 : a French trait

First Known Use of Gallicism

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Gallicism

borrowed from French gallicisme, from Latin Gallicus gallic + French -isme -ism

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The first known use of Gallicism was circa 1656

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