Parisianism

noun Pa·ri·sian·ism \-ˌnizəm\

Definition of Parisianism

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the traits of a Parisian his Parisianism, grafted upon an imperishable brogue, gave to his utterance a very curious charm — Max Beerbohm

  2. 2 :  a habit or mannerism (as of speech) observable especially in Parisians

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Origin and Etymology of parisianism

French parisianisme, from parisien + -isme -ism


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