Anglicism /ˈaŋɡlɪsɪz(ə)m/


I. noun

1. a word or phrase that is peculiar to British English

this new autobiography is studded with Anglicisms like lorries, plimsolls, and doing a bunk.
2. [ mass noun] the quality of being typically English or of favouring English things.
3. a word or phrase borrowed from English into a foreign language

the French have as an irritating Anglicism: un toast.
– origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin Anglicus, from Angli (see Angle) + -ism.

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