American English


: the English language as spoken in the U.S.
used especially with the implication that it is clearly distinguishable from British English yet not so divergent as to be a separate language

Examples of American English in a Sentence

There are many differences between British English and American English.

Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American English was in 1805

Dictionary Entries Near American English

Cite this Entry

“American English.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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