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Americanism definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AMER'ICANISM, n. The love which American citizens have to their own country, or the preference of its interests. Analogically, an American idiom.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: loyalty to the United States and its institutions
2: an expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans
3: a custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1781 1. a characteristic feature of American English especially as contrasted with British English 2. attachment or allegiance to the traditions, interests, or ideals of the United States 3. a. a custom or trait peculiar to America b. the political principles and practices essential to American culture

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a a word, sense, or phrase peculiar to or originating from the United States. b a thing or feature characteristic of or peculiar to the United States. 2 attachment to or sympathy for the United States.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Americanism A*mer"i*can*ism, n. 1. Attachment to the United States. 2. A custom peculiar to the United States or to America; an American characteristic or idea. 3. A word or phrase peculiar to the United States.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(Americanisms) An Americanism is an expression that is typical of people living in the United States of America. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

Anglicism, Briticism, Frenchism, Gallicism, Hibernicism, Irishism, Latinism, Scotticism, Yankeeism, chauvinism, flag waving, jingoism, love of country, nationalism, nationality, overpatriotism, patriotics, patriotism, ultranationalism


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