Pronounced: roo-PESS-trin, adj
Notes: I could not figure out how to parse this word to get the definition
The word solesize means “to make an error in language, etiquette, etc”
This word came into usage in the mid-1600s
Background / Comments
You may be familiar with the noun form – solecism. The noun form definitely rings a bell in my memory, but I’m not sure I could have come up with the correct definition. Our word comes from an ancient Athenian colony in Cilicia named “Soloi”. Apparently, they had a dialect that the Athenians considered to be substandard.