Brit·​i·​cism ˈbri-tə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce Briticism (audio)
: a characteristic feature of British English

Examples of Briticism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Double Dutch is a Briticism that denotes a meaningless jumble of sounds. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 June 2023

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Word History


British + -icism (as in Gallicism)

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Briticism was in 1868

Dictionary Entries Near Briticism

Cite this Entry

“Briticism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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