Examples of IDIOM
- The expression “give way,” meaning “retreat,” is an idiom.
- rock and roll and other musical idioms
- a feature of modern jazz idiom
- She is a populist in politics, as she repeatedly makes clear for no very clear reason. Yet the idiom of the populace is not popular with her. —P.J. O’Rourke, New York Times Book Review, 9 Oct. 2005
Origin of IDIOM
Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French idiome, from Late Latin idioma individual peculiarity of language, from Greekidiōmat-, idiōma, from idiousthai to appropriate, from idios
First Known Use: 1588