Germanism

Germanism

[jur-muh-niz-uhm]
noun
1.
a usage, idiom, or other feature that is characteristic of the German language.
2.
a custom, manner, mode of thought, action, etc., that is characteristic of the German people.
3.
extreme partiality for or attachment to Germany, Germans, or German customs, manners, etc.

Origin:
1605–15; German + -ism

anti-Germanism, noun
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Germanism (ˈdʒɜːməˌnɪzəm)
 
n
1.  a word or idiom borrowed from or modelled on German
2.  a German custom, trait, practice, etc
3.  attachment to or high regard for German customs, institutions, etc

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