- ['galɪˌsɪz(ə)m]noun a French word or idiom adopted in another language.
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Gallicism — Gal li*cism, n. [F. gallicisme.] A mode of speech peculiar to the French; a French idiom; also, in general, a French mode or custom. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Gallicism — French word or idiom, 1650s, from GALLIC (Cf. Gallic) + ISM (Cf. ism) … Etymology dictionary
Gallicism — [gal′i siz΄əm] n. [Fr Gallicisme < L Gallicus, GALLIC] [also g ] 1. a word, phrase, grammatical construction, or other feature originating in or peculiar to the French language 2. a French custom, way of thought, etc … English World dictionary
Gallicism — A Gallicism can be: * a mode of speech peculiar to the French; * a French idiom; * in general, a French mode or custom. * loanwords, words or phrases borrowed from French.In speaking or writing English, a Gallicism often results from a direct… … Wikipedia
Gallicism — /gal euh siz euhm/, n. 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… … Universalium
gallicism — noun Usage: often capitalized Date: circa 1656 1. a characteristic French idiom or expression appearing in another language 2. a French trait … New Collegiate Dictionary
gallicism — noun A loanword borrowed from French … Wiktionary
gallicism — GalÂ·liÂ·cism || gÃ¦lÉªsÉªzÉ™m n. French idiom, French expression … English contemporary dictionary
gallicism — n. French idiom … New dictionary of synonyms
gallicism — gal·li·cism … English syllables