Americanese

noun

Amer·​i·​ca·​nese ə-ˌmer-ə-kə-ˈnēz How to pronounce Americanese (audio)
-ˌmər-,
-ˌme-rə-,
-ˈnēs How to pronounce Americanese (audio)
often disparaging

Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Americanese was in 1870

Dictionary Entries Near Americanese

Cite this Entry

“Americanese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Americanese. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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