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.