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[toot-n-iz-uh m, tyoot-]
  1. the character, spirit, or culture of the Teutons, especially the Germans.
  2. a Teutonic or German characteristic.
  3. Germanism.
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Also Teu·ton·i·cism [too-ton-uh-siz-uh m, tyoo-] /tuˈtɒn əˌsɪz əm, tyu-/.

Origin of Teutonism

First recorded in 1850–55; Teuton + -ism
Related formsTeu·ton·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for teutonism

Historical Examples of teutonism

  • There was a time when Teutonism played a great role in our national life.

    The Coming Conquest of England

    August Niemann

  • For Austria to pursue further its policy of Teutonism is madness.

  • No, we've fallen a prey to the glamour of Teutonism, and of being expedient and Hunnish.

    Sylvia & Michael

    Compton Mackenzie

  • It was a time when the least hint of Teutonism carried the stench of death to British nostrils.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes

  • It was a pity, but the Americans were not to blame if the very intonation of a Teutonism made their ears tingle.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes

British Dictionary definitions for teutonism


  1. a German idiom, custom, or characteristic
  2. German society or civilization
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