[ oh-pee-uh-miz-uh m ]
/ ˈoʊ pi əˌmɪz əm /
Words You Didn’t Know Came From ChicagoThis midwestern metropolis is cold ... and also responsible for adding some pretty cool words and phrases to our language too. Here are eight words you probably had no idea originated in Chicago.
Which Words Did English Take From Other Languages?English—is one of the most incredible, flavorfully-complex melting pots of linguistic ingredients from other countries. These linguistic ingredients are called loanwords that have been borrowed and incorporated into English. The loanwords are oftentimes so common now, the foreign flavor has been completely lost.
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British Dictionary definitions for opiumism
/ (ˈəʊpɪəˌmɪzəm) /
pathol addiction to opium or a condition resulting from prolonged use of opium
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