American dream

noun, often capitalized D

Definition of American dream

: an American social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity also : the prosperity or life that is the realization of this ideal

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Examples of American dream in a Sentence

with the acquisition of a big house in the suburbs, they felt as though the American dream had indeed become a reality for them

First Known Use of American dream

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of American dream was in 1900

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“American dream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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