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1American

noun Amer·i·can \ə-ˈmer-ə-kən, -ˈmər-, -ˈme-rə-\

: a person born, raised, or living in the U.S.

: a person born, raised, or living in North America or South America

Full Definition of AMERICAN

1
:  an American Indian of North America or South America
2
:  a native or inhabitant of North America or South America
3
:  a citizen of the United States
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Examples of AMERICAN

  1. Americans in all 50 states.
  2. The President's speech began with the words My fellow Americans.

First Known Use of AMERICAN

1568

2American

adjective

: of or relating to the U.S. or its citizens

: of or relating to North America, South America, or the people who live there

Full Definition of AMERICAN

1
:  of or relating to America
2
:  of or relating to the United States or its possessions or original territory
Amer·i·can·ness \-kə(n)-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of AMERICAN

1580
AMERICAN Defined for Kids

1American

noun Amer·i·can \ə-ˈmer-ə-kən\

Definition of AMERICAN for Kids

1
:  a citizen of the United States
2
:  a person born or living in North or South America

2American

adjective

Definition of AMERICAN for Kids

1
:  of or relating to the United States or its citizens
2
:  of or relating to North or South America or their residents
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