Prus·​sian·​ism ˈprə-shə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Prussianism (audio)
: the practices or policies (such as the advocacy of militarism) held to be typically Prussian

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Prussianism was in 1856

Dictionary Entries Near Prussianism

Cite this Entry

“Prussianism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?