[ uh-mer-i-kuh-nist ]
/ əˈmɛr ɪ kə nɪst /


a student of America, especially of its history, culture, and geography.
a specialist in the cultures or languages of American Indians.
a specialist in American literature.
a person who favors the U.S., its policies, etc.

Origin of Americanist

First recorded in 1880–85; American + -ist

Related forms

A·mer·i·can·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for americanist


/ (əˈmɛrɪkənɪst) /


a person who studies some aspect of America, such as its history or languages
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