Canadianism

Canadianism

[kuh-ney-dee-uh-niz-uhm]
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:
1870–75; Canadian + -ism

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Canadianism (kəˈneɪdɪəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
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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