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Noun: Americanism  u'me-ri-ku,ni-zum
  1. Loyalty to the United States and its institutions
  2. A custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens
  3. An expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans

Derived forms: Americanisms

Type of: custom, expression, formulation, nationalism, patriotism, usage, usance [archaic]

Encyclopedia: Americanism