Italianism

noun Ital·ian·ism \ ə-ˈtal-yə-ˌni-zəm , i- also ī- \

Definition of Italianism

1 a :a quality characteristic of Italy or the Italian people
b :a characteristic feature of Italian occurring in another language
2 a :specialized interest in or emulation of Italian qualities or achievements
b :promotion or love of Italian policies or ideals

First Known Use of italianism

1594


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