/gal"euh siz'euhm/, n.
1. a French idiom or expression used in another language, as Je ne sais quoi when used in English.
2. a feature that is characteristic of or peculiar to the French language.
3. a custom or trait considered to be characteristically French.
Also, gallicism.
[1650-60; < F gallicisme. See GALLIC, -ISM]

* * *

Universalium. 2010.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gallicism — Gal li*cism, n. [F. gallicisme.] A mode of speech peculiar to the French; a French idiom; also, in general, a French mode or custom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gallicism — French word or idiom, 1650s, from GALLIC (Cf. Gallic) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Gallicism — [gal′i siz΄əm] n. [Fr Gallicisme < L Gallicus, GALLIC] [also g ] 1. a word, phrase, grammatical construction, or other feature originating in or peculiar to the French language 2. a French custom, way of thought, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Gallicism — A Gallicism can be: * a mode of speech peculiar to the French; * a French idiom; * in general, a French mode or custom. * loanwords, words or phrases borrowed from French.In speaking or writing English, a Gallicism often results from a direct… …   Wikipedia

  • gallicism — noun Usage: often capitalized Date: circa 1656 1. a characteristic French idiom or expression appearing in another language 2. a French trait …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gallicism — noun A loanword borrowed from French …   Wiktionary

  • gallicism — Gal·li·cism || gælɪsɪzÉ™m n. French idiom, French expression …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gallicism — [ galɪˌsɪz(ə)m] noun a French word or idiom adopted in another language …   English new terms dictionary

  • gallicism — n. French idiom …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gallicism — gal·li·cism …   English syllables

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.