anglicisms

Anglicism

[ang-gluh-siz-uhm]
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:
1635–45; < Medieval Latin Anglic(us) English + -ism

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Anglicism (ˈæŋɡlɪˌsɪzəm)
 
n
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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