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American

[ uh-mer-i-kuhn ]
/ əˈmɛr ɪ kən /
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adjective

noun

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Origin of American

First recorded in 1570–80; Americ(a) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM American

A·mer·i·can·ly, adverbA·mer·i·can·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for American

American
/ (əˈmɛrɪkən) /

adjective

of or relating to the United States of America, its inhabitants, or their form of English
of or relating to the American continent

noun

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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