a familiar expression found in ordinary speech and acceptable in everyday conversation
a term used in everyday talk, e
An informal word which is frowned upon in formal speech or writing. The word 'ain't' is a colloquialism.
A word or expression appropriate to informal conversation but not usually suitable for academic or business writing. They wanted to get even (instead of they wanted to retaliate).
Language that is familiar, informal everyday talk. Movies is an informal term for the more formal term cinema
an expression used in informal language e.g. The workload had increased significantly during the last three months and the workers were dead on their feet.
1. A colloquial expression; that is, an expression that is characteristic or appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal speech or writing. In standard American English, He hasn't got any is colloquial, whereas He has none is formal. 2. Colloquial style or usage. Note: Colloquialisms are often viewed upon with disapproval, as if they indicate "vulgar, bad, or incorrect" usage. However, they are merely part of a familiar style used in speaking rather than in writing.
A regionally bound word formation and sounding, specific to particular areas within any given country. Many colloquialisms are now found in dictionaries, having been widely accepted as formal language.
word or phrase chiefly found in everyday speech, as opposed to writing. The use of colloquialism is one of the hallmarks of an informal style of writing. e.g. "kids" for children or "magic" for wonderful.
A colloquialism is an expression not used in formal speech or writing. Colloquialisms can include words (such as "gonna" or "grouty" or "uffda"), phrases (such as "ain't nothin'" and ""), or sometimes even an entire aphorism (""). Dictionaries often display colloquial words and phrases with the abbreviation colloq.