Americanism


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A·mer·i·can·ism

 (ə-mĕr′ĭ-kə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. A custom, trait, or tradition originating in the United States.
2. A word, phrase, or idiom characteristic of English as it is spoken in the United States.
3. Allegiance to the United States and its customs and institutions.

Americanism

(əˈmɛrɪkəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. a custom, linguistic usage, or other feature peculiar to or characteristic of the United States, its people, or their culture
2. loyalty to the United States, its people, customs, etc

A•mer•i•can•ism

(əˈmɛr ɪ kəˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. a custom, trait, or thing peculiar to the United States of America or its citizens.
2. a word, phrase, or other language feature peculiar to or characteristic of American English.
3. devotion to or preference for the U.S. and its institutions.
[1775–85, Amer.]

Americanism

a word, phrase, or idiom peculiar to American English. Cf. Briticism, Canadianism.
See also: Language
Heckerism.
See also: Catholicism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Americanism - loyalty to the United States and its institutionsAmericanism - loyalty to the United States and its institutions
nationalism, patriotism - love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it; "they rode the same wave of popular patriotism"; "British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high"
2.Americanism - an expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans
formulation, expression - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
3.Americanism - a custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens
custom, usage, usance - accepted or habitual practice
Translations
amerikanismi
amerikanizam

Americanism

[əˈmerɪkənɪzəm] Namericanismo m

Americanism

[əˈmɛrɪkənɪzəm] n
(= phrase or usage) → américanisme m
(= fact of being American) → américanisme m

Americanism

n
(Ling) → Amerikanismus m
(= quality)Amerikanertum nt

americanism

[əˈmɛrɪkənɪzm] namericanismo
References in classic literature ?
To use and Americanism, he had `taken no chances', and the absolute accuracy with which his instructions were fulfilled was simply the logical result of his care.
When he refused to ease down his pace and bleated about freedom of contract, independent Americanism, and the dignity of toil, they proceeded to spoil his pace-making ability.
Well, I should say so," agreed the young lady, who rather affected Americanisms.
He exaggerated the Americanisms which he knew always made the Englishmen laugh and poured out a breathless stream of conversation, whimsical, high-spirited, and jolly.
It describes his interests in seeking a literary renewal in South America and its potential financial benefits, his planning for visiting Chile and Argentina, and his advocacy of a cultural, democratic Pan Americanism that would contribute to mutual understanding and positive relations.
In particular, anti Americanism and anti-Sovietism seemed inevitable in the former Japanese colony, for its state of division was caused by these two hegemons that represented, respectively, the capitalist sphere and the socialist bloc.
INTERESTING that Chris Cunningham falls into the trap of assuming that because the USA use the term Mom it must be an Americanism with his reply to Kevin Nicholls' letter.
s narrative of the second relationship introduces with McSorley a figure who generally does not figure in studies of Modernism, making a case that his Sacrament of Duty (1909) represents a principled response to issues raised by both Americanism and Modernism.
When I recently attended the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant put on by the Mormons in Palmyra, New York, I noted how cleverly they used Americanism to make their bizarre religious ideas more palatable to non-Mormons.
From Douglass to Duvalier: US African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 1870-1964.