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Briticism

[brit-uh-siz-uh m] /ˈbrɪt əˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
a word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of or restricted to British English, especially as compared with American English, as lift compared with elevator or in hospital with in the hospital.
Also, Britishism.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; British + -ism, with -ic for -ish on the model of Gallicism, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for Briticism

Briticism

/ˈbrɪtɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
a custom, linguistic usage, or other feature peculiar to Britain or its people
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