Definition of automobilism in English:

automobilism

noun

archaic historical US
rare
  • The use of automobiles or motor vehicles; automobile travel.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Glasgow Herald. From automobile + -ism, after French (now rare) automobilisme.

Pronunciation

automobilism

/ˌɔːtəˈməʊbɪlɪz(ə)m//ˈɔːtəmə(ʊ)biːlɪz(ə)m/