Germanism

noun
Ger·​man·​ism | \ ˈjər-mə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Germanism (audio) \

Definition of Germanism

1 : a characteristic feature of German occurring in another language
2 : partiality for Germany or German customs
3 : the practices or objectives characteristic of the Germans

First Known Use of Germanism

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Germanism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Germanism. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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