rusticism

noun

rus·​ti·​cism
ˈrəstəˌsizəm
plural -s
: a rustic phrase, manner of speaking, habit, or custom
now and then a home rusticism is fresh and startlingCharles Lamp

Word History

First Known Use

1749, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rusticism was in 1749

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“Rusticism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rusticism. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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