[ toot-n-iz-uhm, tyoot- ]

  1. the character, spirit, or culture of the Teutons, especially the Germans.

  2. a Teutonic or German characteristic.

Origin of Teutonism

First recorded in 1850–55; Teuton + -ism
  • Also Teu·ton·i·cism [too-ton-uh-siz-uhm, tyoo-]. /tuˈtɒn əˌsɪz əm, tyu-/.

Other words from Teutonism

  • Teu·ton·ist, noun

Words Nearby Teutonism

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How to use Teutonism in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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
  • Calvinism was a mistake, and Capitalism was a mistake, and Teutonism and the flattery of the Northern tribes were mistakes.

    What I Saw in America | G. K. Chesterton
  • Nor is there an appreciable infusion of Teutonism, physically speaking, herein, to account for the change of heart.

British Dictionary definitions for Teutonism


/ (ˈtjuːtəˌnɪzəm) /

  1. a German idiom, custom, or characteristic

  2. German society or civilization

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