Americanism (noun)

An idiom, custom, or characteristic feature of American English or of the United States and its culture.


Mid 19th century: from american + -ism.


  1. The use of the word "gotten" is considered an Americanism.
  2. The phrase "have a nice day" is an Americanism.
  3. The custom of trick-or-treating on Halloween is an Americanism.
  4. The use of the word "soccer" for association football is an Americanism.
  5. The concept of "Black Friday" is an Americanism.
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