Etymology
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colloquial (adj.)

1751, "pertaining to conversation," from colloquy "a conversation" + -al (1). From 1752 as "peculiar or appropriate to the language of common speech or familiar conversation," especially as distinguished from elegant or formal speech. Related: Colloquially.

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Definitions of colloquial

colloquial (adj.)
characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation;
wrote her letters in a colloquial style
Synonyms: conversational
From wordnet.princeton.edu