- representing the entire United States.
- composed exclusively of American members or elements.
- selected as the best in the United States, as in a sport: the all-American college football team of 1983.
- an all-American player or performer.
Origin of all-American
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for all-american
I was a dorky Indo-English kid with a South Asian afro, and he was the all-American type, on the baseball team, et cetera.How Aasif Mandvi Became Jon Stewart’s Favorite Jihadi
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That all-American iconography has always been so potent in the Superman myth.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind
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But New Balance pledges that it will take the hit for any additional per-unit cost that comes from making an all-American shoe.
Tsongas and Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) have led the charge for an all-American recruit shoe in Congress.
And then you go and open a convenience store and it’s the ‘All-American convenience store.Awkward: This Democratic Judicial Candidate's Husband Is a White Supremacist
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What kind of a team has Brennan got together for the All-American?
Only one game was played, and that was between the Giant and the All-American teams.
Moreover it is a little out of the ordinary, and all-American.El Diablo
The score, All-American 14 and Chicago 4, tells the story of the game.A Ball Player's Career</p>
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Goldberg, if you would only keep out of my way, I would make the All-American.Football Days
William H. Edwards
- representative of the whole of the United States
- composed exclusively of American members
- (of a person) typically Americanthe company looks for all-American clean-cut college students
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Word Origin and History for all-american
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