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[mass noun] The quality of being British or of having characteristics regarded as typically British:‘a brand that used to boast its Britishness on its carrier bags’‘my Britishness comes out in my writing’
- ‘In trying to avoid American terminology, your album tries to translate everything into a Britishness.’
- ‘Generations of British musicians have found Britishness to be a rather thorny subject.’
- ‘The context of the development of television is highly British, in the late-eighteenth-century sense of Britishness.’
- ‘The mid-century wars had generated much patriotic rhetoric in praise of Britishness.’
- ‘The unionists have adopted fish and chips as a symbol of Britishness.’
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