Colloquialism



[kuh-loh-kwee-uh-liz-uh m] /kəˈloʊ kwi əˌlɪz əm/

noun
1.
a expression.
2.
style or usage.
/kəˈləʊkwɪəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
a word or phrase appropriate to conversation and other informal situations
2.
the use of colloquial words and phrases
n.

1810, “a colloquial word or phrase,” from colloquial + -ism.

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