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Germanism

[ jur-muh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈdʒɜr məˌnɪz əm /
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noun
a usage, idiom, or other feature that is characteristic of the German language.
a custom, manner, mode of thought, action, etc., that is characteristic of the German people.
extreme partiality for or attachment to Germany, Germans, or German customs, manners, etc.
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Origin of Germanism

First recorded in 1605–15; German + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Germanism

an·ti-Ger·man·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Germanism

Germanism
/ (ˈdʒɜːməˌnɪzəm) /

noun
a word or idiom borrowed from or modelled on German
a German custom, trait, practice, etc
attachment to or high regard for German customs, institutions, etc
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