American English love

American English

Definitions

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  • proper n. The form of the English language that is chiefly used in the United States, contrasted with British English and that of other places.
  • proper n. The form of the English language that is chiefly used in North America, contrasted with British English and that of other places.
  • adj. Of or relating to, or spoken or written in American English.

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  • n. the English language as used in the United States

Etymologies

1806 (US), American + English. As an adjective, 1892. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All educated speakers of American English need to understand what is meant when someone describes a contest as being between David and Goliath, or whether a person who has the “wisdom of Solomon” is wise or foolish, or whether saying “My cup runneth over” means the person feels fortunate or unfortunate.

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  • Language - the idioms, cadences and signature jargon of spoken American English - is central to Mr. Ashley's idiosyncratic conception.

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