[ ang-glis-tiks ]
/ æŋˈglɪs tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the study of the English language and of literature written in English.


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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

Origin of Anglistics

1925–30; < German Anglistik, equivalent to Anglist Anglist + -ik -ics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020