Americaness

noun Amer·i·can·ess

Definition of Americaness

plural

-s

old-fashioned, dated

  1. :  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

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1838

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1838


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