Englishism

noun
En·​glish·​ism | \-ˌshizəm\
plural -s

Definition of Englishism 

1 : a quality, characteristic, or mode of procedure peculiar to the English

2 : a form of expression peculiar to English as spoken in England : anglicism

3 : attachment to that which is English

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