atticism

noun, often capitalized
at·​ti·​cism | \ ˈa-tə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce atticism (audio) \

Definition of atticism

1 : a witty or well-turned phrase
2 : a characteristic feature of Attic Greek occurring in another language or dialect

First Known Use of atticism

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Atticism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atticism. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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