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localism

[loh-kuh-liz-uh m] /ˈloʊ kəˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
a word, phrase, pronunciation, or manner of speaking that is peculiar to one locality.
2.
a local custom.
3.
excessive devotion to and promotion of the interests of a particular locality; sectionalism.
4.
attachment to a particular locality.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; local + -ism
Related forms
localist, noun
localistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for localisms

localism

/ˈləʊkəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
a pronunciation, phrase, etc, peculiar to a particular locality
2.
another word for provincialism
Derived Forms
localist, noun
localistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for localisms

localism

n.

"attachment to a particular locality," 1803, from local (adj.) + -ism. Meaning "something characteristic of a particular locality" is from 1823.

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