localism

play
noun lo·cal·ism \ˈlō-kə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of localism

  1. 1a :  a local idiomb :  a local peculiarity of speaking or acting

  2. 2 :  affection or partiality for a particular place :  sectionalism

1823

First Known Use of localism

1823

Learn More about localism


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up localism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).