rusticism

noun rus·ti·cism \ˈrəstəˌsizəm\

Definition of rusticism

plural

-s

  1. :  a rustic phrase, manner of speaking, habit, or custom now and then a home rusticism is fresh and startling — Charles Lamp

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1749

First Known Use of rusticism

1749


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