noun, often capitalized
an·​gli·​cism | \ ˈaŋ-glə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce anglicism (audio) \

Definition of anglicism

1 : a characteristic feature of English occurring in another language
2 : adherence or attachment to English customs or ideas

First Known Use of anglicism

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anglicism

Medieval Latin anglicus English

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“Anglicism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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