Americanism

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

Definition of Americanism

1 :a characteristic feature of American English especially as contrasted with British English
2 :attachment or allegiance to the traditions, interests, or ideals of the U.S.
3 a :a custom or trait peculiar to America
b :the political principles and practices essential to American culture

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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