Amer·​i·​can·​ist ə-ˈmer-ə-kə-nist How to pronounce Americanist (audio)
: a specialist in American culture or history
: a specialist in the languages or cultures of the aboriginal inhabitants of America

Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Americanist was in 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Americanist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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