Solecism meaning

sŏl'ĭ-sĭz'əm, sō'lĭ-
A violation of the conventional usage, grammar, etc. of a language; ungrammatical use of words (Ex.: “We done it” for “We did it”)
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A mistake or impropriety.
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A nonstandard usage or grammatical construction.
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A violation of etiquette.
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An impropriety, mistake, or incongruity.
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A violation of good manners; breach of etiquette.
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Erroneous or improper usage; absurdity.
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(grammar) Error in the use of language.
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In written language, the intentional use of misspelling and/or incorrect grammar to effect the vernacular of a particular dialect.
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A faux pas or breach of etiquette; a transgression against the norms of expected behavior.
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Origin of solecism

  • Latin soloecismus from Greek soloikismos from soloikizein to speak incorrectly from soloikos speaking incorrectly after Soloi (Soli), an Athenian colony in Cilicia where a dialect regarded as substandard was spoken
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the Ancient Greek σολοικισμός (soloikismos), from σόλοικος (soloikos, “speaking incorrectly"), from Σόλοι (Soloi), an ancient Athenian colony in Cilicia whose inhabitants spoke a dialect that Athenians regarded as a corrupted and barbarous form of Attic Greek.
    From Wiktionary