Americaness

noun

Amer·​i·​can·​ess
plural -s
old-fashioned, dated
: an American woman
With such expectations, then, every true American and Americaness was expected to be at his or her post, for the solemn occasion.James Fenimore Cooper, Home as Found, 1839

Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Americaness was in 1838

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“Americaness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Americaness. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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