Little Englandism

Little Eng·​land·​ism | \ -ˈiŋ(g)lənˌdizəm sometimes -ˈeŋ(g)- \

Definition of Little Englandism

: the policies and convictions of Little Englanders

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First Known Use of Little Englandism

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Little Englandism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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