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Meaning of foreignism

for•eign•ism

Pronunciation: (fôr'u-niz"um, for'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a foreign custom, mannerism, etc.
  2. any trait, deviating from accepted speech standards, derived from a foreign language.
  3. imitation of anything foreign.
  4. a foreign quality.
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