Meaning of “regionalism” in the English Dictionary

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"regionalism" in British English

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regionalismnoun

uk /ˈriː.dʒən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈriː.dʒən.əl.ɪ.zəm/

[ U ] politics a feeling of loyalty to a particular part of a country and a wish for it to be more politically independent

[ C ] language a phrase, custom, etc. that is used or found only in a particular part of a country or area:

"Spider" is a New England regionalism for a type of frying pan.

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

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regionalismnoun [ C ]

us /ˈri·dʒə·nəlˌɪz·əm/

a word or expression characteristic of a particular area:

"Spider" is a New England regionalism for a type of frying pan.

(Definition of “regionalism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)