localism

[ loh-kuh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˈloʊ kəˌlɪz əm /

noun

a word, phrase, pronunciation, or manner of speaking that is peculiar to one locality.
a local custom.
excessive devotion to and promotion of the interests of a particular locality; sectionalism.
attachment to a particular locality.

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Origin of localism

First recorded in 1815–25; local + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM localism

lo·cal·ist, nounlo·cal·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for localism

localism
/ (ˈləʊkəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

a pronunciation, phrase, etc, peculiar to a particular locality
another word for provincialism

Derived forms of localism

localist, nounlocalistic, adjective
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