It was a saxonism coined to replace
the phrase popular antiquaries and it has come
to denote "the oral transmission of a people's beliefs and practices." What
two-syllable word is it?
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as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
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The word was first published in the Aug.
22, 1846 Athenaeum Magazine. The word
folk-music is from 1889; used to denote the
music that Pete Seeger (a folkie) plays, it dates from 1958.
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