One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An idiom, grammatical construction, word, or other linguistic feature particular to German, especially one used or adopted in another language.
2(A) German ideas, philosophy, or attitudes; German ways of thinking or acting; (b) attachment to or adoption of these.
3German quality, character, or style.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Coryate (?1577–1617), traveller and writer. From German + -ism. Compare post-classical Latin germanismus.
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