Definition of solecism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    solecism

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈsɑləˌsɪzəm//
     
    , NAmE//ˈsoʊləˌsɪzəm//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1a mistake in the use of language in speech or writing
  2. 2an example of bad manners or unacceptable behavior a social solecism
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: solecism