Complete Definition of "solecism"

was wotd|2006|October|14
English

Etymology
From the Greek ΣολοικιÏÎ¼Î¿Ï (soloikismos); from Î£Î¿Î»Î¿Î¹ÎºÎ¿Ï (Soloikos), speaking incorrectly; from Σολοι (Soloi), an w:Ancient Athens|ancient Athenian colony in w:Cilicia|Cilicia whose inhabitants spoke a dialect that Athenians regarded as a corrupted and barbarous form of Attic Greek|Attic.

Pronunciation
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Noun
solecism (plural: solecisms)

  1. Error in the use of language, especially an error concerning etiquette.
  2. In written language, the intentional use of misspelling and/or incorrect grammar to affect the vernacular of a particular dialect.
  3. Any faux pas involving a transgression against the norms of expected behavior.

Translations

Japanese: ææ³éåï¼ã¶ãã½ããã¯ã, bunpou ihanï¼

Category:Words derived from place names

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