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Synonyms for colloquialism
kəˈloʊ kwi əˌlɪz əmcol·lo·qui·al·ism

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  1. colloquialism

    A colloquialism is an expression not coarse or low, and perhaps not incorrect, but below the literary grade; educated persons are apt to allow themselves some colloquialisms in familiar conversation, which they would avoid in writing or public speaking. Slang, in the primary sense, denotes expressions that are either coarse and rude in themselves or chiefly current among the coarser and ruder part of the community; there are also many expressions current in special senses in certain communities that may be characterized as slang; as, college slang; club slang; racing slang. In the evolution of language many words originally slang are adopted by good writers and speakers, and ultimately take their place as accepted English. A vulgarism is an expression decidedly incorrect, and the use of which is a mark of ignorance or low breeding. Cant, as used in this connection, denotes the barbarous jargon used as a secret language by thieves, tramps, etc. Compare DICTION; LANGUAGE.

    cant, slang, vulgarism, vulgarity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. colloquialismnoun

    a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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  • دارجة, عاميةArabic
  • Gemeinsprache, Umgangssprachausdruck, UmgangsspracheGerman
  • κοινολεξίαGreek
  • vulgarismo, expresión coloquial, palabra familiarSpanish
  • puhekielen ilmaus, arkikielen ilmausFinnish
  • expression familièreFrench
  • 口語, 俗語, 口語表現Japanese
  • kīwahaMāori
  • разговорное выражение, просторечиеRussian
  • talspråk, slangSwedish

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