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Meaning of LOCALISM

Pronunciation:  'lowku`lizum

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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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