[ ang-gluh-siz-uhm ]

noun(sometimes lowercase)
  1. a Briticism.

  2. the state of being English; characteristic English quality.

  1. a word, idiom, or characteristic feature of the English language occurring in or borrowed by another language.

  2. any custom, manner, idea, etc., characteristic of the English people.

Origin of Anglicism

1635–45; <Medieval Latin Anglic(us) English + -ism

Words Nearby Anglicism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Anglicism in a sentence

  • We avoid them, which it is not difficult to do, as we have the brand of Protestantism and Anglicism upon us.

  • The Anglicism of terminating the sentence with a preposition is rejected.

    The Verbalist | Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)

British Dictionary definitions for Anglicism


/ (ˈæŋɡlɪˌsɪzəm) /

  1. a word, phrase, or idiom peculiar to the English language, esp as spoken in England

  2. an English attitude, custom, etc

  1. the fact or quality of being English

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