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Americanist

[uh-mer-i-kuh-nist]
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noun
  1. a student of America, especially of its history, culture, and geography.
  2. a specialist in the cultures or languages of American Indians.
  3. a specialist in American literature.
  4. a person who favors the U.S., its policies, etc.
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Origin of Americanist

First recorded in 1880–85; American + -ist
Related formsA·mer·i·can·is·tic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • I have described them in my Essays of an Americanist (Philadelphia, 1890).

    Nagualism

    Daniel G. Brinton

  • Many of these articles were collected in 1890 and published in a volume entitled Essays of an Americanist.


British Dictionary definitions for americanist

Americanist

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