colloquialism

Definitions:

  • Colloquial style or quality.
  • A colloquial expression.
  • Colloquial style, quality, or usage: as, “a transcript of the <em>colloquialism</em> of the day,”
  • A word or phrase peculiar to the language of common or familiar conversation.
  • A colloquial expression, not employed in formal discourse or writing.
  • A <xref>colloquial</xref> word or phrase; a common spoken expression, often regional.
  • a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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