for·​eign·​ism ˈfȯr-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce foreignism (audio)
: something peculiar to a foreign language or people
specifically : a foreign idiom or custom

Word History

First Known Use

1779, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foreignism was in 1779

Dictionary Entries Near foreignism

Cite this Entry

“Foreignism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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