Germanism

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Germanism was in 1611

Dictionary Entries Near Germanism

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“Germanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Germanism. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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