A particular word, phrase, or expression, especially one that is used by a particular person or group.
Style of speaking; phraseology.
A word, phrase, or expression.
A particular style of speech; phraseology.
Origin of locution
- Middle English locucion from Old French locution from Latin locūtiō locūtiōn- from locūtus past participle of loquī to speak tolkw- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition