solecism \SOL-uh-siz-uhm\, noun:I called in the boys for dinner. Jack bounced in, all Jack-peppy and tall, to wash his hands at the sink. "What are we having?"
- A nonstandard usage or grammatical construction; also, a minor blunder in speech.
- A breach of good manners or etiquette.
- Any inconsistency, mistake, or impropriety.
"Cheese ravioli with meatballs," I told him.
"Oh! Chef Boyar Deen?" As if Chef Boyar Deen was Paula Deen's great grandfather.
He ate it up anyway.