Definition of Frenchism in US English:

Frenchism

noun

  • 1A French idiom or form of expression.

  • 2(A partiality for) French character, style, or customs; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Horace Walpole (1717–1797), author, politician, and patron of the arts. From French + -ism.

Pronunciation

Frenchism

/ˈfrɛn(t)ʃɪz(ə)m/