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colloquial

adjective

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1 used in or suitable for speech and not formal writing
  • the new coworker's rudeness soon began—to use a colloquial expression—to rub me the wrong way

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2 having the style and content of everyday conversation
  • a colloquial essay on what makes a marriage successful

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colloquial

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The first known use of colloquial was in 1751

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“Colloquial.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/colloquial. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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