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sol·e·cism / ˈsäləˌsizəm; ˈsō-/ • n. a grammatical mistake in speech or writing. ∎  a breach of good manners; a piece of incorrect behavior. DERIVATIVES: sol·e·cis·tic / ˌsäləˈsistik; ˌsō-/ adj.

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SOLECISM, formerly soloecism. A traditional term for the violation of good grammar and manners, and any instance of this, such as saying I didn't do nothin' instead of I didn't do anything (especially if done by someone who ‘ought to know better’). The term has often been used in tandem with BARBARISM, the perceived ABUSE of words.

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solecism violation of good grammar or good manners; impropriety. XVI. — F. solécisme or L. solœcismus — Gr. soloikismós, f. sóloikos using incorrect syntax, etc., said by ancient writers to refer to the corruption of the Attic dialect by Athenian colonists at Soloi in Cilicia; see -ISM
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solecism a grammatical mistake in speech or writing; a breach of good manners, or piece of incorrect behaviour. The word is recorded from the mid 16th century, and comes ultimately from Greek soloikismos, from soloikos ‘speaking incorrectly’.