Americanism

Americanism

[uh-mer-i-kuh-niz-uhm]
noun
1.
a custom, trait, or thing peculiar to the United States of America or its citizens.
2.
a word, phrase, or other language feature that is especially characteristic of the English language as spoken or written in the U.S.
3.
devotion to or preference for the U.S. and its institutions.
4.
anything, as a custom or word, peculiar to America.

Origin:
1775–85, Americanism; American + -ism

pro-Americanism, noun
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Americanism (əˈmɛrɪkəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
1.  a custom, linguistic usage, or other feature peculiar to or characteristic of the United States, its people, or their culture
2.  loyalty to the United States, its people, customs, etc

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Americanism
1781, in ref. to words or phrases distinct from British use, coined by John Witherspoon (17231794), president of Princeton College, from adj. form of America (q.v.) + -ism. (American English "English language as spoken in the United States" is
first recorded 1806, in Webster.) Americanism in the patriotic sense "attachment to the U.S." is attested from 1797, first found in the writings of Thomas Jefferson
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