[slah-viz-uh m, slav-iz-]


something that is native to, characteristic of, or associated with the Slavs or Slavic.

Also Slavicism.

Origin of Slavism

First recorded in 1875–85; Slav + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slavism

Historical Examples of slavism

  • Besides, all this Slavism and nationalism is too old to be new.

    The Possessed

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

British Dictionary definitions for slavism



anything characteristic of, peculiar to, or associated with the Slavs or the Slavonic languages
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