Meaning of Gaelicism in English:

Gaelicism

Pronunciation /ˈɡeɪlɪsɪz(ə)m/ /ˈɡalɪsɪz(ə)m/

noun

  • 1A word, phrase, or other use of language characteristic of, peculiar to, or originating in a Gaelic language.

  • 2As a mass noun: those qualities regarded as characteristic of Gaelic people or culture.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Baptist Magazine. From Gaelic + -ism.