Definitions for: Localism

[n] a partiality for some particular place
[n] a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: provincialism, sectionalism

See Also: non-standard speech, partiality, partisanship

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