colloquialism

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colloquial +‎ -ism

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  • IPA(key): /kəˈləʊkwi.əˌlɪzəm/

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colloquialism (countable and uncountable, plural colloquialisms)

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  1. A colloquial word or phrase; a common spoken expression.
  2. Colloquial style of speaking.
    • 1996, James Lambert, The Macquarie Book of Slang, Sydney: Macquarie Library, page v:
      The differences between slang, colloquialism and jargon are not clear-cut.

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