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A Gallicism can be:

In speaking or writing English, a Gallicism often results from a direct translation from French, giving an unidiomatic expression. False friends often provide occasions for Gallicisms: For example, using the verb to assist to mean to be present at (as in the French assister à) is a Gallicism.

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Etymology

Gallic +‎ -ism

Noun

Singular
Gallicism

Plural
Gallicisms

Gallicism (plural Gallicisms)

  1. A loanword borrowed from French

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