colloquialism colloquialism

Definition(s):

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

Derived Word(s)

News

  1. Sherman ready for its own chamber

    SHERMAN — Residents here still slip into that rural colloquialism of “going to town” when talking about a trip to Springfield. But these days, they no long need to go anywhere to buy groceries, fill a prescription or even see a doctor.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: The State Journal-Register

  2. Famous grammatically-incorrect statements

    NEW YORK, NY – Paula Deen’s performance yesterday, crying on the Today show, “I is what I is” statement, is just making matters worse. A colloquialism or can she simply not speak English so good? She’s not alone, many politicians …
    on June 28, 2013     Source: CW39 NewsFix

Quotes

  1. Amis described the letter that he received from Barnes as containing "a well-known colloquialism. The words consist of seven letters. Three of them are Fs."
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Martin Amis Source: Times Online

  2. The Russian phrase that the longtime cold warrior used, and Peter Finn of The Washington Post reported, was delishki, a Reuters translation that Finn informs me from Moscow is "a colloquialism with a negative connotation variously translated as...
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: George Washington Source: New York Times

  3. "It's a colloquialism," Howard told Reuters. "It's not a word that is seen quite in the same category as other words that nobody ought to use in public or on the media or in advertisements."
    on Feb 28, 2006 By: John Howard Source: San Antonio Express

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