[ ang-gluh-siz-uhm ]
/ ˈæŋ gləˌsɪz əm /
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noun (sometimes lowercase)
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.
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Origin of Anglicism
1635–45; <Medieval Latin Anglic(us) English + -ism
Words nearby Anglicism
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British Dictionary definitions for Anglicism
/ (ˈæŋɡlɪˌsɪzəm) /
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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