[pan-uh-mer-i-kuh-niz-uh m]


the idea or advocacy of a political alliance or union of all the countries of North, Central, and South America.
a movement for or the idea or advocacy of close economic, cultural, and military cooperation among the Pan-American countries.

Origin of Pan-Americanism

1900–05, Americanism; Pan-american + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pan-americanism

Historical Examples of pan-americanism

  • Yet this country has not been unappreciative of the larger aspects of Pan-Americanism.

    The Path of Empire

    Carl Russell Fish

  • Pan-Americanism, however, was destined to remain largely a generous ideal.

  • If Pan-Americanism means anything at all, it means a social foundation in honor and intelligence and brotherhood.

    Prowling about Panama

    George A. Miller

  • Obviously, Pan-Americanism cannot aim at precise symmetry or theoretical consistency.

    South America and the War

    F. A. Kirkpatrick

  • What about Pan-Americanism, the sentiment or system which aims at uniting all the American republics?

    South America and the War

    F. A. Kirkpatrick