Americanism

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noun Amer·i·can·ism \ə-ˈmer-ə-kə-ˌni-zəm, -ˈmər-, -ˈme-rə-\

Definition of Americanism

  1. 1 :  a characteristic feature of American English especially as contrasted with British English

  2. 2 :  attachment or allegiance to the traditions, interests, or ideals of the U.S.

  3. 3a :  a custom or trait peculiar to Americab :  the political principles and practices essential to American culture

1781

First Known Use of americanism

1781


AMERICANISM Defined for English Language Learners

Americanism

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Definition of Americanism for English Language Learners

  • : a word or meaning that is common in U.S. English but is not common in the kinds of English spoken outside the U.S.


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