American way


Definition of American way

the American way or less commonly the American Way
: a method or manner of behaving or living that is regarded as distinctively characteristic of the U.S. and representative of its values … yesterday's politicians metamorphose under the spell of nostalgia and simple ignorance into heroic avatars of Truth, Justice, and the American Way.— Gene Lyons

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1837, in the meaning defined above

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