Definition of colloquialism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

colloquialism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈləʊkwiəlɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊkwiəlɪzəm//
 
Linguistic devices
 
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a word or phrase that is used in conversation but not in formal speech or writing See related entries: Linguistic devices
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: colloquialism