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Americanism meaning

americanism - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Attachment to the United States.
  2. 2. A custom peculiar to the United States or to America; an American characteristic or idea.
  3. 3. A word or phrase peculiar to the United States.

americanism - examples of usage

  1. Some of them may be of English origin; but for practical purposes an Americanism may be taken to mean an expression commonly used in America and not commonly used in England. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  2. " Truthful," for example, is said to be an Americanism, and at one time gave offence on that account. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. I do not quote it as an Americanism; it is probably of English origin; it occurs, I regret to note, in Dickens. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
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