rusticism


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rusticism

(ˈrʌstɪˌsɪzəm)
n
(Languages) a rustic expression
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rusticism

a rustic habit or mode of expression. — rustic, adj.rusticity, n.
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Noun1.rusticism - a rural idiom or expression
idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrase, idiom - an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
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