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Gallicism

[gal-uh-siz-uh m] /ˈgæl əˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
a French idiom or expression used in another language, as Je ne sais quoi when used in English.
2.
a feature that is characteristic of or peculiar to the French language.
3.
a custom or trait considered to be characteristically French.
Also, gallicism.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < French gallicisme. See Gallic, -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for Gallicism

Gallicism

/ˈɡælɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
a word or idiom borrowed from French
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Word Origin and History for Gallicism
n.

"French word or idiom," 1650s, from Gallic + -ism.

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