plural -s
: the traits of a Parisian
his Parisianism, grafted upon an imperishable brogue, gave to his utterance a very curious charmMax Beerbohm
: a habit or mannerism (as of speech) observable especially in Parisians

Word History


French parisianisme, from parisien + -isme -ism

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“Parisianism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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