americanism

Part of speech: noun

A word, phrase, custom, etc., peculiar to the people of the United States.

Part of speech: noun

American citizenship; devotion to America.

Part of speech: verb

Americanize.

Part of speech: verb

Americanise.

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Usage examples "americanism":

  1. It was at this time that the spirit of real Americanism was born, when the clean, sturdy name " America" spelled freedom, justice and independence. - "The Centralia Conspiracy", Ralph Chaplin.
  2. She had indeed heard him give vent to a mitigated indignation against foreigners in general, but now the old- school Americanism in which he had been bred, the Americanism of individual rights, of respect for the convention of property, had suddenly sprung into flame. - "The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  3. In these days of a " new internationalism," the teacher's most immediate duty is to bring her pupils to a realization of what Americanism and democracy mean, and that each is a development from the past. - "The Spartan Twins", Lucy (Fitch) Perkins.