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Gallicism

or gal·li·cism

[ gal-uh-siz-uhm ]
/ ˈgæl əˌsɪz əm /
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noun
a French idiom or expression used in another language, as Je ne sais quoi when used in English.
a feature that is characteristic of or peculiar to the French language.
a custom or trait considered to be characteristically French.
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Origin of Gallicism

First recorded in 1650–60; from French gallicisme; see Gallic, -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for Gallicism

Gallicism
/ (ˈɡælɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun
a word or idiom borrowed from French
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