American English

noun

Definition of 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.

First Known Use of American English

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of American English was in 1805

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“American English.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20English. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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American English

noun

English Language Learners Definition of American English

: the English language used in the U.S.

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