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Briticism

Saltos de línea: Briti|cism
Pronunciación: /ˈbrɪtɪsɪz(ə)m
 
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(also Britishism /-ʃɪz(ə)m/)

Definición de Briticism en inglés:

sustantivo

An idiom used in Britain but not in other English-speaking countries: Toy boy’ is a Briticism for a ‘gigolo.’
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Scholars of English in the US are as inclined to point out Briticisms as their colleagues in the UK are to point out Americanisms.
  • Specialism must be a Britishism, I told myself.
  • More open to interpretation is ‘off one's own bat ’, which certainly originates from cricket, but is not always marked as a Briticism in American dictionaries.

Origen

mid 19th century: from British, on the pattern of words such as Gallicism.

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