Americanism
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

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  • Americanism — may refer to: * A word or phrase considered typical of English as spoken in the United States. * An attitude or conviction which gives special importance to the nation or culture of the United States * Americanism (heresy), heresies that were… …   Wikipedia

  • Americanism — (n.) 1781, in reference to words or phrases distinct from British use, coined by John Witherspoon (1723 1794), president of Princeton College, from AMERICAN (Cf. American) + ISM (Cf. ism). (American English English language as spoken in the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Americanism — A*mer i*can*ism, n. 1. Attachment to the United States. [1913 Webster] 2. A custom peculiar to the United States or to America; an American characteristic or idea. [1913 Webster] 3. A word or phrase peculiar to the United States. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Americanism — ► NOUN 1) a word or phrase used or originating in the US. 2) the qualities typical of America and Americans …   English terms dictionary

  • Americanism — ☆ Americanism [ə mer′i kən iz΄əm ] n. 1. a custom, characteristic, or belief of or originating in the U.S. 2. a word, phrase, grammatical construction, or other feature originating in or peculiar to American English 3. devotion or loyalty to the… …   English World dictionary

  • Americanism — [[t]əme̱rɪkənɪzəm[/t]] Americanisms 1) N COUNT An Americanism is an expression that is typical of people living in the United States of America. He was, to adopt an Americanism, an empty suit . 2) N UNCOUNT: oft with poss Americanism is the… …   English dictionary

  • Americanism — noun a) A custom peculiar to the United States or the Americans. However, the ize spelling is now rarely used in the UK in the mass media and newspapers, and is hence often incorrectly regarded as an Americanism. b) A word, phrase or linguistic… …   Wiktionary

  • Americanism — UK [əˈmerɪkəˌnɪz(ə)m] / US [əˈmerɪkəˌnɪzəm] noun [countable] Word forms Americanism : singular Americanism plural Americanisms a word or phrase used in US English …   English dictionary

  • “Americanism“ —    Essay (1,120 words); probably written in the summer of 1919. First published in the United Amateur (July 1919); rpt. MW    Americanism is “expanded Anglo Saxonism”; therefore, the “melting pot” idea is dangerous and pernicious. America should… …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

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