Americanism

noun
Amer·​i·​can·​ism | \ ə-ˈmer-ə-kə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Americanism (audio) , -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.
3a : a custom or trait peculiar to America
b : the political principles and practices essential to American culture

First Known Use of Americanism

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Americanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Americanism. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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Americanism

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: 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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