One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Medicine. The theory that health, disease, and temperament are determined by the four humours of the body, or by bodily fluids generally; = humoralism. Now historical and rare.
2Humorous style or manner.
3A humorous or witty saying or remark.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal. From humour + -ism, after humorist.
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