Colloquialism

A colloquialism is a word, phrase or other form used in informal language. Dictionaries often display colloquial words and phrases with the abbreviation colloq. as an identifier. Colloquialism is related to, but not the same as slang. Some colloquial speech contains a great deal of slang, but some contains no slang at all. Slang is permitted in co...
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Colloquialism

• (n.) A colloquial expression, not employed in formal discourse or writing.
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colloquialism

(Colloquial / slang (colloquialism)) A 'colloquy' is a formal word for 'conversation', so colloquial language means the everyday language or register we adopt when chatting to friends, for example, e.g. 'Hello Fred, how's the new mother-in-law these days?'. Slang is a particular form of colloquial language used by certain social groups, e.g. 'Hey-...
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colloquialism

noun a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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Colloquialism

Col·lo'qui·al·ism noun A colloquial expression, not employed in formal discourse or writing.
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Colloquialism

A word or phrase used everyday in plain and relaxed speech, but rarely found in formal writing. (Com
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Colloquialism

A word or phrase used in conversation – usually in small regions of the English-speaking world – but not in formal speech or writing
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colloquialism

colloquialism 1. A form of speech or phrase proper to, or characteristic of, ordinary conversation; a colloquial expression. 2. An informal word or phrase that is more common in normal conversation than in formal speech or writing.
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colloquialism

Informal word or phrase appropriate to familiar, everyday conversation. Colloquialisms are more acceptable than slang in a wider social context
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colloquialism

Opposed to poetic language, colloquial style means the use of the language of everyday life both in speech and writing.
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Colloquialism

word or phrase chiefly found in everyday speech, as opposed to writing. The use of colloquialism is one of the hallmarks of an informal style of writing. e.g. 'kids' for children or 'magic' for wonderful.
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colloquialism

[n] - a colloquial expression
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