anti-American

adjective
an·​ti-Amer·​i·​can | \ -ə-ˈmer-ə-kən How to pronounce anti-American (audio) , -ˈmər-, -ˈme-rə-\

Definition of anti-American

: opposed or hostile to the people or the government policies of the U.S.

Other Words from anti-American

anti-Americanism \ -​kə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce anti-Americanism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of anti-American

1765, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-American was in 1765

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