American


1Amer·i·can

noun \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

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

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