Americanism

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Amer·i·can·ism

noun \ə-ˈmer-ə-kə-ˌni-zəm, -ˈmər-, -ˈme-rə-\

: a word or meaning that is common in U.S. English but is not common in the kinds of English spoken outside the U.S.

Full Definition of AMERICANISM

1
:  a characteristic feature of American English especially as contrasted with British English
2
:  attachment or allegiance to the traditions, interests, or ideals of the United States
3
a :  a custom or trait peculiar to America
b :  the political principles and practices essential to American culture

First Known Use of AMERICANISM

1781

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