[ uh-mer-i-kuh n ]
/ əˈmɛr ɪ kən /
of or relating to the United States of America or its inhabitants: an American citizen.
of or relating to North or South America; of the Western Hemisphere: the American continents.
of or relating to the aboriginal Indians of North and South America, usually excluding the Eskimos, regarded as being of Asian ancestry and marked generally by reddish to brownish skin, black hair, dark eyes, and prominent cheekbones.
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British Dictionary definitions for americanness
/ (əˈmɛrɪkən) /
of or relating to the United States of America, its inhabitants, or their form of English
of or relating to the American continent
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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