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Eu·​ro-Amer·​i·​can ˌyu̇r-ō-ə-ˈmer-ə-kən How to pronounce Euro-American (audio)
variants or Euramerican


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: a person of both European and American ancestry
: an American of European and especially white European descent

Examples of Euro-American in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
This exploration not only challenges our understanding of tattoo history but also enriches the cultural tapestry of Euro-American tattooing. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Mar. 2024 Others suggest, in their shorthand way, Euro-American exchanges of influence. Holland Cotter, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2024 After its opening in 1903, kids spent half of their time in Euro-American academic classes and half of their time learning trade skills. Kira Caspers, The Arizona Republic, 14 Feb. 2024 Many are related to various civil rights movements, when artists looked toward materials and art ideas outside the traditional Euro-American establishment, opening the way to the wildly diverse Pattern & Decoration movement of the 1970s. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2023 The gouaches are all from the early 1950s and show the influence of such European or Euro-American artists as Arshile Gorky (a Kainen acquaintance) and Paul Klee. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2023 In this way, the exhibition offers an alternative model to Euro-American business-as-usual, which often excluded source communities from interpreting their own material culture, leaving that to scholars who tend to view works through a dispassionate art historical lens. Patricia Leigh Brown, New York Times, 14 Aug. 2023 Both the United States and Europe have, for example, been reluctant to cede any ground to China in the core institutions of global economic governance, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which remain Euro-American clubs. Fareed Zakaria, Foreign Affairs, 6 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use


1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Euro-American was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Euro-American.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: of or relating to Europe and America
: of mixed European and American origin
Euro-American noun
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