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.
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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
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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.]
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Americanism

a word, phrase, or idiom peculiar to American English. Cf. Briticism, Canadianism.
See also: Language
Heckerism.
See also: Catholicism
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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
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Translations
amerikanismi
amerikanizam

Americanism

[əˈmerɪkənɪzəm] Namericanismo m
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Americanism

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

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

[əˈmɛrɪkənɪzm] namericanismo
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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.
The sentence containing the offending Americanism read: "The county governors have gotten the wrong end of the stick."Gotten is an Americanism, not used in British English.
Doll and babes I cannot abide and I abhor the Americanism of "you guys" because it's an Americanism.
Drawing on analysis of his letters, this book examines novelist Sherwood AndersonAEs goals during his final years to relate to his new Latin American readership and establish a cultural liaison between the US and Latin America, to contribute to the development of cultural Pan Americanism. 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.
During the Cold War, we began sacrificing the interests of the American nation to the newfangled ideology of "Americanism." We undermined the homogeneity of our people with mass immigration, undermined our traditional morality with liberal social engineering, became the policeman of the world intent on exporting "Americanism," and assumed an attitude of lofty contempt for our own trade interests.
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.
"Unholy Symbiosis: Isolationism and Anti- Americanism." The Washington Quarterly.
He clarified that Mom is not an Americanism and is indeed a Brummie and Black Country term.