of or relating to the United States of America or its inhabitants: an American citizen.
of or relating to North or South America; of the Western Hemisphere: the American continents.
of or relating to the Indigenous peoples of North and South America.
- A·mer·i·can·ly, adverb
- A·mer·i·can·ness, noun
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How to use American in a sentence
So I came up with this idea of a German-American homicide cop who wears his German-Americanness very lightly.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall | William O’Connor | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for American
of or relating to the United States of America, its inhabitants, or their form of English
of or relating to the American continent
a native or citizen of the US
a native or inhabitant of any country of North, Central, or South America
the English language as spoken or written in the United States
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