enter common usage

Definition of enter common usage

of a word or phrase

  1. :  to become commonly used The expression has entered common usage in recent decades.

Word by Word Definitions

enterplay
  1. :  to go or come in

    :  to come or gain admission into a group :  join

    :  to make a beginning

commonplay
  1. :  of or relating to a community at large :  public

    :  known to the community

    :  belonging to or shared by two or more individuals or things or by all members of a group

  1. :  the common people

    :  a dining hall

    :  the political group or estate comprising the commoners

usageplay
  1. :  firmly established and generally accepted practice or procedure

    :  a uniform certain reasonable lawful practice existing in a particular locality or occupation and binding persons entering into transactions chiefly on the basis of presumed familiarity

    :  the way in which words and phrases are actually used (as in a particular form or sense) in a language community


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