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American

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

Simple Definition of American

  • : 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. 1 :  an American Indian of North America or South America

  2. 2 :  a native or inhabitant of North America or South America

  3. 3 :  a citizen of the United States

  4. 4 :  american english

Examples of american

  1. Americans in all 50 states.

  2. The President's speech began with the words My fellow Americans.



1568

First Known Use of american

1568


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American

adjective Amer·i·can

Simple Definition of American

  • : 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. 1 :  of or relating to America

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the United States or its possessions or original territory

Amer·i·can·nessplay \-kə(n)-nəs\ noun

1580

First Known Use of american

1580



AMERICAN Defined for Kids

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American

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noun Amer·i·can \ə-ˈmer-ə-kən\

Definition of American

  1. 1 :  a citizen of the United States

  2. 2 :  a person born or living in North or South America




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American

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adjective Amer·i·can

Definition of American

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the United States or its citizens

  2. 2 :  of or relating to North or South America or their residents





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