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Britishism

[brit-i-shiz-uh m] /ˈbrɪt ɪˌʃɪz əm/
noun
1.
2.
any custom, manner, characteristic, or quality peculiar to or associated with the British people.
3.
the aggregate of such qualities regarded as characteristic of a British person:
His cool reserve is just part of his Britishism.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; British + -ism
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Britishism

/ˈbrɪtɪˌʃɪzəm/
noun
1.
a variant of Briticism
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