Briticism

Briticism

[brit-uh-siz-uhm]
noun
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:
1865–70, Americanism; British + -ism, with -ic for -ish on the model of Gallicism, etc.

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To briticism
Collins
World English Dictionary
Briticism (ˈbrɪtɪˌsɪzəm)
 
n
a custom, linguistic usage, or other feature peculiar to Britain or its people

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature