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Meaning of LOCALISM

Pronunciation:  'lowku`lizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a partiality for some particular place
  2. [n]  a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality
 

LOCALISM is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: provincialism, sectionalism
 
 See Also: non-standard speech, partiality, partisanship

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lo"cal*ism\, n.
1. The state or quality of being local; affection for a
   particular place.

2. A method of speaking or acting peculiar to a certain
   district; a local idiom or phrase.

 
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