Briticism

noun
Brit·​i·​cism | \ˈbri-tə-ˌsi-zəm \

Definition of Briticism 

: a characteristic feature of British English

First Known Use of Briticism

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Briticism

British + -icism (as in Gallicism)

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The first known use of Briticism was in 1868

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