Americanism /əˈmɛrɪkənɪz(ə)m/



1. a word, expression, or other feature that is characteristic of American English

the term is an Americanism dating back to the late nineteenth century.
2. a custom, quality, or institution characteristic of the United States

Americanisms such as the barbecue and the swimming pool.
3. [ mass noun] attachment or allegiance to the traditions, institutions, and ideals of the United States

Americans in Europe have almost all preserved their Americanism.

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