American way

noun

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

First Known Use of American way

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“American way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20way. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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