foreignism

[fawr-uh-niz-uh m, for-]

Origin of foreignism

First recorded in 1850–55; foreign + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for foreignism

foreignism

noun
  1. a custom, mannerism, idiom, etc, that is foreign
  2. imitation of something foreign
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