[ ig-zot-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ ɪgˈzɒt əˌsɪz əm /
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Also ex·o·tism [eg-zuh-tiz-uh m, ek-suh-] /ˈɛg zəˌtɪz əm, ˈɛk sə-/.
Related formsex·ot·i·cist, noun
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Every day, he says, New York offers up some new surprise or exoticism.Making It in the 2-1-2: How Kenneth Walsh Achieved His NY Dream|Tim Teeman|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The exoticism of the model is supposed to be the story but it ends up being nothing,” said New Yorker writer Hilton Als.
Word Origin and History for exoticism
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