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Definition of the noun americanism

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noun - plural: Americanisms

  1. loyalty to the United States and its institutions
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: nationalism / patriotism = love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
  2. an expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans
  3. a custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: custom / usage / usance = accepted or habitual practice

Alternative definition of the noun americanism


  1. A custom peculiar to the United States or the Americans.
  2. A word, phrase or linguistic feature originating from or specific to American language usage.
  3. A preference to the United States and the ideas it represents.


  1. Americanism: Coined in the nineteenth century, in Roman Catholic use the term Americanism referred to a group of related heresies which were defined as the endorsement of the separation of church and state. European "continental conservative" clerics thought they detected signs of modernism or classical liberalism of the sort the Pope had condemned in the Syllabus of Errors in 1864. They feared that these doctrines were held by and taught by many members of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States in the 1890s. Catholic leaders in the U.S., however, denied that they held these views.
  2. Americanism, according to the veterans' organization the American Legion, is an ideology or belief in devotion, loyalty, or allegiance to the United States of America or to its flag, traditions, customs, culture, symbols, institutions, or form of government.

Phrases with Americanism

  1. Pan-Americanism
  2. Anti-Americanism

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Americanism

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Google previewPublic Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Harry S. Truman, 1951 (1999)

Containing the Public Messages, Speeches, and Statements of the President, January 1 to December 31, 1951 by United States Government Printing Office

Real Americanism means that we will protect freedom of speech — we will defend the right of people to say what they think, regardless of how much we may disagree with them. Real Americanism means freedom of religion. It means that we ...

Google previewGlobal Perspectives on the United States (2017)

Pro-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and the Discourses Between by Virginia Dominguez, Jane Desmond

Americanism is a hard-to-pin-down concept but that it is used to accommodate so many different and widely divergent views...

Google previewGateway (1918)

Americanism is a constructive force and Bolshevism is a destructive force. The two are not only...

Google previewThe Weimar Republic Sourcebook (1994)

by Anton Kaes, Martin Jay, Edward Dimendberg

Americanism is the new European catchword. It suffers the usual fate of catchwords: the more it is used, the less one knows what it means. It is certain that in this case the range of meanings is enormously broad, far exceeding particular minor ...

Google previewSummary: Winners Never Cheat (2014)

Review and Analysis of Huntsman's Book by BusinessNews Publishing

Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity and hardihood – the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

Google previewExperience History, Interpreting Americas Past (2016)

World history, United States by CTI Reviews

Americanism: Americanism is an ideology or belief in devotion, loyalty,

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

an Americanism, but now ...

Google previewLucifer's Dictionary of the American Language (2006)

by Burton H. Wolfe

it cancels out Christmas as a holy day and refers to it instead as a day on which material goods are exchanged and people pig out (Americanism that insults pigs) upon a diet of grossly 127 XXIV.

Google previewArkansas Biographical Dictionary (1998)

by Jan Onofrio

American Legion, Americanism Award; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Congressional Award; Silver Helmet Award, AMVETS; ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (2004)

by Bill Bryson

normalcy is widely and perhaps even a little reflexively condemned in Britain as an inelegant Americanism. Its coinage is often attributed to President VVarren G. Harding, who did indeed promise voters “a return to normalcy” as part of one of ...

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This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it. (Al Capone)
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