Origin of colloquial
Examples from the Web for colloquial
A hypothetical history of how words become part of the colloquial lexicon.
There are no naked bodies (at least in the colloquial sense).
The lanky, scandal-scarred former Congressman and purveyor of the now colloquial sext, has lived and died by the tweet.Anthony Weiner, Disgraced Over Sexting Scandal, Still Tweeting|Gideon Resnick|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Austria, schnaps is a colloquial term that historically references distilled fruit brandy.What to Drink When it’s Cold? The Glory of Austrian Schnaps|Jordan Salcito|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To use an US Army colloquial term, he is a "No Go" for the cabinet post.
In the Attic poetry which was written in direct imitation of colloquial speech, viz.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music|David Binning Monro
I could just understand enough of the colloquial language to grasp all this.Gil the Gunner|George Manville Fenn
Plautus in the Alling free and colloquial translations was enormously funny.The Plastic Age|Percy Marks
His speech had glided from French into English so good that it was colloquial, and of the vernacular.The Guns of Europe|Joseph A. Altsheler
The colloquial itself is exceedingly difficult to use aright.The Gist of Japan|R. B. Peery