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  • n. A word or other feature originating in the English language that has been borrowed by another language.
  • n. A Briticism.
  • n. A cultural aspect typical of the English people.


See anglicise, anglicize. (Wiktionary)


  • In the Spanish of Panama, the anglicism watchman has become guachiman.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Well before the Vienna Convention, some Europeans used or at least recognized the anglicism stop.

    The English Is Coming!

  • My wife - a linguist says that with an English audience in mind you should use the anglicism, I agree.

    Help! Language Confusion!

  • An omniscient narrator could without problem use the anglicism or the Phillipine expression, depending on where they are from.

    Help! Language Confusion!

  • Est-ce que je suis une party girl? seems like a wildly unnecessary anglicism.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pourquoi Blogger?

  • Barack is as much an Arabic name I suspect the -ck ending is an anglicism, it means Blessings as Hussein, but obviously they don't know that...

    The World According to John McCain

  • I just meant that Body Bag is a well known false anglicism. PSEUDOENGLISCH.

  • I said to M. le comte, who, you know, shows tendencies toward anglicism -- astonishing the influence of women -- I said: 'But, my dear M. le comte, why change?

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • Via a characteristically botched anglicism, they talk of "un rugbyman" and "une tenniswoman".


  • This expression is no longer used in French, but the English gallicism to flirt has made its way and has now become an anglicism.

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