westernism

noun, often capitalized west·ern·ism \ -ˌnizəm \

Definition of westernism

plural -s
1 a :a locution or pronunciation characteristic of a western region and especially of the western U.S.
b :an attitude or trait characteristic of a westerner
2 a :a western institution or concept
  • the Japanese took over the forms of westernism, including a constitution and a parliament
  • —Nathaniel Peffer
b :adherence to or advocacy of western traditions and techniques

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First Known Use of westernism

1836


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