localism

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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

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First Known Use of localism

1823

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