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[toot-n-iz-uh m, tyoot-] /ˈtut nˌɪz əm, ˈtyut-/
the character, spirit, or culture of the Teutons, especially the Germans.
a Teutonic or German characteristic.
Also, Teutonicism
[too-ton-uh-siz-uh m, tyoo-] /tuˈtɒn əˌsɪz əm, tyu-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Teutonism
1850-55; Teuton + -ism
Related forms
Teutonist, noun Unabridged
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  • Calvinism was a mistake, and Capitalism was a mistake, and Teutonism and the flattery of the Northern tribes were mistakes.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • It was a pity, but the Americans were not to blame if the very intonation of a Teutonism made their ears tingle.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • It was a time when the least hint of Teutonism carried the stench of death to British nostrils.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • He had at first discounted heavily his old friend's pyrotechnic, cynical bill of complaints against the Teutons and Teutonism.

    Villa Elsa Stuart Henry
  • No, we've fallen a prey to the glamour of Teutonism, and of being expedient and Hunnish.

    Sylvia & Michael Compton Mackenzie
  • The sad successes of that deadly year sent a wave of triumphant Teutonism over the face of Europe.

  • For Austria to pursue further its policy of Teutonism is madness.

  • Nor is there an appreciable infusion of Teutonism, physically speaking, herein, to account for the change of heart.

  • There was a time when Teutonism played a great role in our national life.

  • In this the Germans rather resemble the Welsh, though heaven knows what becomes of Teutonism if they do.

British Dictionary definitions for Teutonism


a German idiom, custom, or characteristic
German society or civilization
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