all-American

[ awl-uh-mer-i-kuh n ]
/ ˌɔl əˈmɛr ɪ kən /

adjective

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.

noun

an all-American player or performer.

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Origin of all-American

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for all-american

all-American

adjective US

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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