American English


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

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First Known Use of American English

1805, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of American English

: the English language used in the U.S.

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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