Origin of parlance
Examples from the Web for parlance
But Scott, in taking the parlance of the street to the SportsCenter desk, helped affirm its ascendance.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It always surprises you to hear the Arabic pronunciation of words that have entered American parlance.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reviews seemed to range a short spectrum between turnip (a dud, in the French parlance) and not-a-complete-turnip.
The campaign finance laws at issue in these cases are what, in First Amendment parlance, are known as content-neutral.The First Amendment Doesn’t Protect the Right to Buy the American Government|Geoffrey R. Stone|April 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A “stringer,” in the parlance of foreign correspondents, Sundaram sold stories to The New York Times and the Associated Press.
In Broadway parlance, Bohemia means newspaper and theatrical people.
A combe, in west of England parlance, is a deep, ravinelike valley.In Unfamiliar England|Thomas Dowler Murphy
In the parlance of the Lieutenant, the old horse was indeed "a ripper."Wanderings in India|John Lang
"Flagged" is a word which is not so clear, although it has been taken from the railroader's parlance.Tramping with Tramps|Josiah Flynt
Parlance, pr′lans, n. speaking: conversation: peculiar manner of conversation.
Word Origin for parlance
1570s, "speaking, speech," especially in debate; 1787 as "way of speaking," from Anglo-French (c.1300) and Old French parlance, from Old French parlaunce, from parler "to speak" (see parley).