foreignism

noun
for·​eign·​ism | \ ˈfȯr-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce foreignism (audio) , ˈfär- \

Definition of foreignism

: something peculiar to a foreign language or people specifically : a foreign idiom or custom

First Known Use of foreignism

1779, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foreignism was in 1779

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foreign-flag

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Last Updated

23 Aug 2022

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“Foreignism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foreignism. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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