plural -s
: an individual mannerism (as in literary style)

Word History


Greek idiasmos peculiarity, from idiazein to be peculiar, from idios one's own, private, peculiar

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of idiasm was in 1868

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“Idiasm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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