An·​glo-Sax·​on·​ism | \ ¦aŋ-glō-¦sak-sə-ˌni-zəm \
plural -s

Definition of Anglo-Saxonism

1 : a word or idiom that strongly suggests Anglo-Saxon origin
2a : the quality, qualities, traits, or outlook regarded as distinctive of the English or of the people of English descent
b : the belief in the superiority of Anglo-Saxon characteristics or of the Anglo-Saxon people

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First Known Use of Anglo-Saxonism

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Anglo-Saxonism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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