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Syllabification: A·mer·i·can·ism
Pronunciation: /əˈmerəkəˌnizəm

Definition of Americanism in English:


1A word or phrase peculiar to or originating in the US.
Example sentences
  • I wish there was an Americanism for the 'cheers' expression that the Brits and other Europeans use for signing off their emails.
  • Very soon after the Italians' arrival, all dialects became infused with Americanisms, quickly creating a new form of communication often intelligible only to immigrants.
  • It seems the Germans are trying to make up for the loss of the omnipresent word by creating Americanisms throughout Germany.
1.1The qualities regarded as definitive of America or Americans: the same Americanism that Whitman sees in the farmer
More example sentences
  • Post-war conditions brought this process of defining and constricting the meanings of Americanism into sharper focus.
  • Many thinkers have noted that Americanism is inspired by or close to or intertwined with Puritanism.
  • There is room here for only 100 percent Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.

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