Italianism


Ital·ian·ism

noun \ə-ˈtal-yə-ˌni-zəm, i- also ī-\

Definition of ITALIANISM

1
a :  a quality characteristic of Italy or the Italian people
b :  a characteristic feature of Italian occurring in another language
2
a :  specialized interest in or emulation of Italian qualities or achievements
b :  promotion or love of Italian policies or ideals

First Known Use of ITALIANISM

1594

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