Colloquialism meaning

kə-lō'kwē-ə-lĭz'əm
The definition of a colloquialism is a word or expression used in casual language by common people.

An example of a colloquialism is the cliche "Life's short."

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Colloquial style or quality.
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A colloquial expression.
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Colloquial quality, style, or usage.
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A colloquial word or expression.
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A localism, or regionalism.
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A colloquial word or phrase; a common spoken expression, often regional.
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Origin of colloquialism