Definition of humorism in US English:

humorism

noun

  • 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.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal. From humour + -ism, after humorist.

Pronunciation

humorism

/ˈhjuːm(ə)rɪz(ə)m/