local + -ism
localism (countable and uncountable; plural localisms)
Last modified on 9 February 2013, at 15:06
- (countable, linguistics) a linguistic feature that is unique to a locality
- (uncountable) Attachment to a particular local place; feelings or policies which emphasize local phenomena
- 2010, The Economist, Jul-Aug 2010, p. 27:
- Localism may strengthen not just the selfless (eg, people who want to build a village hall) but also the selfish (who want to stop any new building in their backyard).