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foreignism

[ fawr-uh-niz-uhm, for- ]
/ ˈfɔr əˌnɪz əm, ˈfɒr- /
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noun
a foreign custom, mannerism, etc.
any trait, deviating from accepted speech standards, derived from a foreign language.
imitation of anything foreign.
a foreign quality.
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Origin of foreignism

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

foreignism
/ (ˈfɒrɪˌnɪzəm) /

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