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westernism

[ wes-ter-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈwɛs tərˌnɪz əm /
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noun (often initial capital letter)

a word, idiom, or practice characteristic of people of the Occident or of the western U.S.

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Origin of westernism

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; western + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for westernism

westernism
/ (ˈwɛstəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

a word, habit, practice, etc, characteristic of western people or of the American West
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