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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: soloecismus, from Greek, from soloikos 'speaking incorrectly', from Soloi ancient city in Turkey where an incorrect form of Greek was spoken

solecism

noun
     
Related topics: Grammar
so‧le‧cis‧m [countable] formal
1SLG a mistake in the use of written or spoken language
2 something that is not considered polite behaviour:
a social solecism

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