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)

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