Amer·​i·​can·​ized ə-ˈmer-ə-kə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce Americanized (audio)
: 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

Examples of Americanized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Israeli media, which had previously celebrated its young, Americanized diplomat, became critical of him. Ruth Margalit, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2023 The options change, but the plate will typically include some type of protein mousse or foie gras that’s not typical on Americanized charcuterie boards. Alex Darus, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2023 The chefs describe Maison Chinoise’s menu as 40% Americanized Chinese food, like spicy orange beef and barbecue pork ribs, and 60% regional Chinese cuisine that draws from both chefs’ time in that country. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 11 Aug. 2023 Nkechi asked him in those early months, in her broad, Americanized diphthongs. Krithika Varagur, Harper's Magazine, 10 July 2023 Alexander’s roots may be in Europe, but the world traveler is Americanized. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 July 2023 Her Americanized take on Asian pop was embraced throughout Asia, and Lee’s career quickly took off. Emily St. Martin, Los Angeles Times, 6 July 2023 Keep in Mind: This is an Americanized portion as the cup capacity is nearly twice the size of a traditional teacup. Deanne Revel, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Jan. 2023 The modern storyline focuses on Solomon (Jin Ha), Sunja’s rootless Americanized grandson, who has plans. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Americanized was in 1840

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“Americanized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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