Anglo-Saxonism

noun

An·​glo-Sax·​on·​ism
¦aŋ-glō-¦sak-sə-ˌni-zəm
plural -s
1
: a word or idiom that strongly suggests Anglo-Saxon origin
2
a
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anglo-Saxonism was in 1826

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“Anglo-Saxonism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anglo-Saxonism. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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