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Anglicism

[ang-gluh-siz-uh m] /ˈæŋ gləˌsɪz əm/
noun, (sometimes lowercase)
1.
a Briticism.
2.
the state of being English; characteristic English quality.
3.
a word, idiom, or characteristic feature of the English language occurring in or borrowed by another language.
4.
any custom, manner, idea, etc., characteristic of the English people.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Medieval Latin Anglic(us) English + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for anglicisms

Anglicism

/ˈæŋɡlɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
a word, phrase, or idiom peculiar to the English language, esp as spoken in England
2.
an English attitude, custom, etc
3.
the fact or quality of being English
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Word Origin and History for anglicisms

Anglicism

n.

1640s, "anglicized language," from Latin Anglicus "of the English" (see Angle) + -ism. As an instance of this, from 1781.

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