Meaning of “colloquialism” in the English Dictionary

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"colloquialism" in British English

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colloquialismnoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈləʊ.kwi.ə.lɪ.zəm/ us /kəˈloʊ.kwi.ə.lɪ.zəm/

an informal word or expression that is more suitable for use in speech than in writing

(Definition of “colloquialism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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