One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Undue concern for, interest in, or belief in the importance of a local area or local matters; specifically (with reference to diplomats) the tendency to be more sympathetic to the interests of one's host country than to those of one's own government.
1940s; earliest use found in Newsweek. From local + -itis.
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