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Canadianism

[kuh-ney-dee-uh-niz-uh m] /kəˈneɪ di əˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
allegiance to or pride in Canada and its institutions.
2.
a custom, trait, or thing distinctive of Canada or its citizens.
3.
an English word, idiom, phrase, or pronunciation that originated or is distinctively used in Canada.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; Canadian + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for Canadianism

Canadianism

/kəˈneɪdɪəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
the Canadian national character or spirit
2.
loyalty to Canada, its political independence, culture, etc
3.
a linguistic usage, custom, or other feature peculiar to or characteristic of Canada, its people, or their culture
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Word Origin and History for Canadianism
n.

1875, from Canadian + -ism.

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