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1A word, expression, or other feature that is characteristic of American English.‘the term is an Americanism dating back to the late nineteenth century’
- 1.1 A custom, quality, or institution characteristic of the United States.‘Americanisms such as the barbecue and the swimming pool’
- 1.1 A custom, quality, or institution characteristic of the United States.
2mass noun Attachment or allegiance to the traditions, institutions, and ideals of the United States.‘Americans in Europe have almost all preserved their Americanism’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.