Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A word, phrase, or idiom characteristic of or peculiar to the English language.
  • noun A Briticism.
  • noun A typically English quality.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being English; that which is peculiar to England in speech, manner, or principle.
  • noun An idiom of the English language.
  • noun A word or an expression used particularly in England, and not in use, or in good use, in the United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An English idiom; a phrase or form language peculiar to the English.
  • noun The quality of being English; an English characteristic, custom, or method.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative capitalization of anglicism

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a custom that is peculiar to England or its citizens
  • noun an expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Medieval Latin Anglicus, English; see Anglican.]

Examples

  • This whole fiasco is what led to the Church of England, or Anglicism, being formed.

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  • Like your friend said, an omniscient narrator if we're talking about old school omniscient voice here, which is hardly ever used anymore anyway can go back and forth between Anglicism and Filipino English.

    Help! Language Confusion!

  • By the time of the high Anglicism of Coleridge's later philosophical writings, such incipient evangelicisms secure the otherwise heterogeneous and aberrant wanderings of his early thoughts as the internalized

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  • Even though the Anglicism “séniors” is often found for the plural, it is incorrect.

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  • I'm sure you don't need me to tell you about the role of Anglicism in turning Protestantism in England away from being a source of sectarian conflict as it was in the civil war.

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  • On Franglais: I find the failure of the anti-Anglicism campaign in France to be rather striking, because the French have a very strong sense that their language is a precious and inviolable thing.

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  • While the nation was initially founded to either spread Anglicism (Virginia) or to allow Puritanism to flourish (New England), immigration rapidly turned the country into a religiously pluralistic society.

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  • While the nation was initially founded to either spread Anglicism (Virginia) or to allow Puritanism to flourish (New England), immigration rapidly turned the country into a religiously pluralistic society.

    Founding Faith

  • To all those who think reactions to literalism are overblown, Bishop Wright is an exemplar of what is out there even when cloaked in supposed moderate Anglicism.

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  • If we needed proof that German is a philosophical language, we could appeal to the fact that the Germans use a rather touching Anglicism for the cell phone, calling it ‘Handy’.

    Archive 2007-02-01

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