idiotism

1
[ id-ee-uh-tiz-uh m ]
/ ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm /

noun

idiotic conduct or action.

Origin of idiotism

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First recorded in 1585–95; idiot + -ism

Definition for idiotism (2 of 2)

idiotism2
[ id-ee-uh-tiz-uh m ]
/ ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm /

noun Obsolete.

an idiom.

Origin of idiotism

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1580–90; < Latin idiōtismus < Greek idiōtismós a vulgar phrase, peculiar way of speaking
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British Dictionary definitions for idiotism

idiotism
/ (ˈɪdɪəˌtɪzəm) /

noun

an archaic word for idiocy
an obsolete word for idiom
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