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idiotism1

[id-ee-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
idiotic conduct or action.
2.
Origin of idiotism1
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; idiot + -ism

idiotism2

[id-ee-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm/
noun, Obsolete.
1.
an idiom.
Origin
1580-90; < Latin idiōtismus < Greek idiōtismós a vulgar phrase, peculiar way of speaking
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British Dictionary definitions for idiotism

idiotism

/ˈɪdɪəˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
an archaic word for idiocy
2.
an obsolete word for idiom
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