provincialism

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noun pro·vin·cial·ism \-shə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of provincialism

  1. 1 :  a dialectal or local word, phrase, or idiom

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being provincial

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First Known Use of provincialism

1770

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