Englishism
Englishism Eng"lish*ism, n. 1. A quality or characteristic peculiar to the English. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

2. A form of expression peculiar to the English language as spoken in England; an Anglicism. [1913 Webster]


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  • Englishism — /ing gli shiz euhm/ or, often, / li /, n. 1. a Briticism. 2. attachment to what is English. [1850 55; ENGLISH + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • englishism — Eng·lish·ism || ɪŋlɪʃɪzÉ™m n. any word or phrase that is peculiarly English; quality that is typical of the English; Briticism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • englishism — en·glish·ism …   English syllables

  • englishism — ˌshizəm noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized 1. : a quality, characteristic, or mode of procedure peculiar to the English 2. : a form of expression peculiar to English as spoken in England : anglicism 3. : attachment to that which is English …   Useful english dictionary

  • language — n 1. speech, tongue, dialect, parlance, idiolect; vernacular, common speech, vulgate, vulgar tongue; mother tongue, native tongue, parent language, linguistic stock; slang, idiom, vulgarism, colloquialism, vernacularism, archaism; patois, pidgin …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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