Meaning of Gallicism

Gal•li•cism

Pronunciation: (gal'u-siz"um), [key]
— 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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