Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: localism  'low-ku,li-zum
  1. A phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality
  2. A partiality for some particular place
    - sectionalism, provincialism

Derived forms: localisms

Type of: non-standard speech, partiality, partisanship

Encyclopedia: Localism