One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An attitude or psychological condition considered as particularly characteristic of Americans; especially a condition or state of nervous tension and fatigue, perceived particularly to affect Americans as a result of a stressful, hurried lifestyle (now chiefly historical).
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Gentleman's Magazine. From American + -itis.
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