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idiotism

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[ id-ee-uh-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm /
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noun
idiotic conduct or action.
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Origin of idiotism

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First recorded in 1585–95; idiot + -ism

Other definitions for idiotism (2 of 2)

idiotism2
[ id-ee-uh-tiz-uhm ]
/ 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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