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colloquialism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colloquialism  \Col*lo"qui*al*ism\,  n. 
  A  colloquial  expression,  not  employed  in  formal  discourse  or 
  writing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colloquialism 
  n  :  a  colloquial  expression;  characteristic  of  spoken  or  written 
  communication  that  seeks  to  imitate  informal  speech 




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