id·​i·​asm | \ ˈidēˌazəm \
plural -s

Definition of idiasm

: an individual mannerism (as in literary style)

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First Known Use of idiasm

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for idiasm

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

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“Idiasm.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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