westernism

[wes-ter-niz-uh m]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. western tanager,
  2. western thrace,
  3. western wall,
  4. western yellow pine,
  5. westerner,
  6. westernization,
  7. westernize,
  8. westernized,
  9. westernmost,
  10. westerville

Origin of westernism

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; western + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for westernism

westernism

noun

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