Britishism


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Brit·ish·ism

 (brĭt′ĭ-shĭz′əm)
n.
Variant of Briticism.

Britishism

(ˈbrɪtɪˌʃɪzəm)
n
a variant of Briticism

Brit•ish•ism

(ˈbrɪt ɪˌʃɪz əm)

n.
2. a custom, manner, or quality peculiar to or associated with the British people.
[1880–85]

Briticism, Britishism

a word or phrase characteristic of speakers of English in Britain and not usually used by English speakers elsewhere.
See also: English
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Britishism - an expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English)
formulation, expression - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
2.Britishism - a custom that is peculiar to England or its citizens
custom, usage, usance - accepted or habitual practice
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Yob is a Britishism for rude, obnoxious, violent and stupid youths.
Anti Britishism was equated with patriotism and nationalism, this reactionary view had disastrous effects upon the entire course of freedom movement, its leaders and its people.
Deep down, "The World's End" feels by, about and for the sort of wry, semi-smart, semi-stupid, semi-adolescent blokes (to use a Britishism that perfectly captures the vibe) seen here, which might have alienated more femme viewers if Rosamund Pike weren't on hand to provide such a spunky, likable rooting interest as Sam, an object of affection for both Gary and Steven.
A Britishism for the tracksuit, trackies are just one staple in a slew of sportswear-inspired silhouettes that Green, Andersen and other likeminded designers are using as fodder for all sorts of experimentation, like the Versace-inspired prints of Kit Neale and Alex Mattsson, or the wonderfully garish designs of Nasir Mazhar, a Turkish-Cypriot from East London who grew up on a heavy diet of '90s R&B and whose fantastic collections of sports bras, crop tops and sweatpants are like an acid-trip interpretation of retro Nike classics.
The godawful Britishism gobsmacked, we can live with that.
But then, we can even forgive the use of the Britishism "pub" in a passage like the following description of Tel Aviv:
To Liverpool-born La Plante, writing a California-set story in American English - you will notice a Britishism here and there - was easy.
Jim said, startled and over-loud, snatching up one of the Britishisms he used to keep life at bay.
Following coverage of exam preparation, and practical and communication skills, stations on disorders by body system include case information, discussion points, hints and tips, color illustrations, and some Britishisms (e.
In the few weeks I've been back I've seen the mutation of nouns into verbs; the misuse of the reflexive or subjective pronoun for the proper objective pronoun; dangling modifiers and phrases; and the oddly promiscuous use of Britishisms.
Fortunately, the fluid Spanish rendition allows Spanish speakers to give attention to the many impressive revelations and plot twists and ignore Britishisms, Welsh phrases, and American English restrictions.
Fifty Shades" is also full of distracting Britishisms that these American characters would never utter.