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

Examples of American English in a Sentence

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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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Cite this Entry

“American English.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of American English

: the English language used in the U.S.


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