Americanized

adjective
Amer·​i·​can·​ized | \ ə-ˈmer-ə-kə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce Americanized (audio) , -ˈmər-, -ˈme-rə- \

Definition of Americanized

: adapted or altered to have or conform to typically American characteristics : American in quality or character As the flock became more educated and more Americanized, they wanted to be seen as real Americans.— Joseph Nocera an Americanized city

First Known Use of Americanized

1840, in the meaning defined above

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

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