at·​ti·​cism ˈa-tə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce atticism (audio)
often capitalized
: a witty or well-turned phrase
: a characteristic feature of Attic Greek occurring in another language or dialect

Word History

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of atticism was in 1612

Dictionary Entries Near atticism

Cite this Entry

“Atticism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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