[ mer-i-kuhn ]
/ ˈmɛr ɪ kən /
contraction of American (often used humorously to suggest either a sarcastic or patriotic sentiment): It’s easy to get lured into the ’Merican appetite for more, more, more.I’m gonna get me some real ’Merican food.
contraction of American (often used humorously to suggest either a sarcastic or patriotic sentiment): By Thursday, we’d had quite enough of these ’Mericans. Most of the guests in this hotel are ’Mericans, just like us.
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Also 'Mur·i·can, Mur·i·can [mur-i-kuhn] /ˈmɜr ɪ kən/
Origin of 'Merican
First recorded in 1820–25; by loss of initial, unaccented syllable of American (in the sense “pertaining to the United States of America”)
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