a custom, trait, belief, etc., peculiar to the United States of America or its citizens.
a word, phrase, or other language feature that is especially characteristic of the English language as spoken or written in the U.S.
such a word or phrase first recorded in American English.
devotion to or preference for the U.S. and its institutions.
- an·ti-A·mer·i·can·ism, noun
- pro-A·mer·i·can·ism, noun
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How to use Americanism in a sentence
But he also remembers what Iberian anti-Americanism looked like up close.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat | Michael Weiss | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two decades on from his masterpiece on anti-Americanism abroad, Whit Stillman remains obsessed with native-expat dynamics.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat | Michael Weiss | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Moreover, no one acting alone could have toppled—no one acting alone ever will—the idol of anti-Americanism.Bernard-Henri Lévy on Barack Obama’s Three Revolutions | Bernard-Henri Lévy | October 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Recent events show that anti-Americanism remains a potent populist tool among Arabs.
The tide of anti-Americanism has been rising in Pakistan for almost a decade.
I may record here that each of my assistants has since, to borrow an Americanism, “made good.”Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
I at once undertook to spread the gospel of Americanism, and introduced the celebration of the Fourth of July.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands | George Francis Train
Principles of Americanism; essentials of Americanization; technic of race-assimilation.Introduction to the Science of Sociology | Robert E. Park
"Doing business at the old stand," laughed Thorndyke, attempting an Americanism.The Land of the Changing Sun | William N. Harben
"Truthful," for example, is said to be an Americanism, and at one time gave offence on that account.America To-day, Observations and Reflections | William Archer
British Dictionary definitions for Americanism
a custom, linguistic usage, or other feature peculiar to or characteristic of the United States, its people, or their culture
loyalty to the United States, its people, customs, etc
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