Definitions for gallicismˈgæl əˌsɪz əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gallicism(noun)

    a word or phrase borrowed from French


  1. gallicism(Noun)

    A loanword borrowed from French

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallicism(noun)

    a mode of speech peculiar to the French; a French idiom; also, in general, a French mode or custom

  2. Origin: [F. gallicisme.]


  1. Gallicism

    A Gallicism can be: ⁕a mode of speech peculiar to the French; ⁕a French idiom; ⁕in general, a French mode or custom. ⁕loanwords, words or phrases borrowed from French. In speaking or writing English, a Gallicism often results from a direct translation from French, giving an unidiomatic expression. False friends often provide occasions for Gallicisms: For example, using the verb to assist to mean to be present at is a Gallicism. So is "we haven't had much chance" to mean "we haven't had much luck."

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