[ing-gli-shiz-uh m or, often, -li-]


a Briticism.
attachment to what is English.

Origin of Englishism

First recorded in 1850–55; English + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for englishism


noun mainly US

an English custom, practice, etc
a word or expression not found in forms of English other than British English; Anglicism
high regard for English customs, institutions, etc
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