| Definition -
(1) The Athenian style (and idiom) of Greek; hence, refined and elegant Greek
(2) A witty or well-spoken phrase.
1. Athens is in Attica.
Example - The word derives via Latin from the Greek Attikismos, the style of Attica.
Oxford English Dictionary - Its first citation is from 1612:
"Which yet for the stile and Atticismes comes a great deale short of Baronius commendation."
(T. James Corrupt. Scripture ii. 68)