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colloquialism

[kuh-loh-kwee-uh-liz-uhm]
noun
2.
colloquial style or usage.

Origin:
1800–10; colloquial + -ism

colloquialist, noun
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colloquialism (kəˈləʊkwɪəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  a word or phrase appropriate to conversation and other informal situations
2.  the use of colloquial words and phrases

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colloquialism
1810, "a colloquial word or phrase," from colloquial + -ism.
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