non-American

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

Definition of non-American

: not of or relating to America or the U.S. : not American … his literary precursors … are mostly non-American.— John Barth

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non-American noun
… those things that non-Americans most immediately associate with America. — Anthony Quinton

First Known Use of non-American

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Non-American.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non-American. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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