Americaness

noun
Amer·​i·​can·​ess
plural -s

Definition of Americaness

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

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First Known Use of Americaness

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Americaness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Americaness. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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