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American dream

American dream

noun, often capitalized D

Definition of AMERICAN DREAM

:  an American social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity; also :  the prosperity or life that is the realization of this ideal

Examples of AMERICAN DREAM

  1. <with the acquisition of a big house in the suburbs, they felt as though the American dream had indeed become a reality for them>

First Known Use of AMERICAN DREAM

1931

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