Gallicism

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noun Gal·li·cism \ˈga-lə-ˌsi-zəm\
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gallicism

Definition of Gallicism

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

  2. 2 :  a French trait

Origin and Etymology of gallicism

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


First Known Use: circa 1656


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