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foreignism

[ fawr-uh-niz-uhm, for- ]

noun

  1. a foreign custom, mannerism, etc.
  2. any trait, deviating from accepted speech standards, derived from a foreign language.
  3. imitation of anything foreign.
  4. a foreign quality.


foreignism

/ ˈfɒrɪˌnɪzəm /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of foreignism1

First recorded in 1850–55; foreign + -ism

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