- a Briticism.
- the state of being English; characteristic English quality.
- a word, idiom, or characteristic feature of the English language occurring in or borrowed by another language.
- any custom, manner, idea, etc., characteristic of the English people.
Origin of Anglicism
1635–45; < Medieval Latin Anglic(us) English + -ism
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Historical Examples of anglicism
- a word, phrase, or idiom peculiar to the English language, esp as spoken in England
- an English attitude, custom, etc
- the fact or quality of being English
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Word Origin and History for anglicism
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