Definitions

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  • n. An expression or characteristic peculiar to the English.

Etymologies

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English +‎ -ism

Examples

  • They don't do it at all over here, and it's viewed as some silly, archaic, quaint little Englishism.

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  • Or course, berk is an Englishism, and there's no reason why you should be expected to recognize it.

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  • Then she murmured, "Bloody hell," and the Englishism sounded so strange coming from her that Yasmin felt, if only for an instant, as if she were talking to a different person entirely to the Katja Wolff she'd loved for the last three of her years in prison and all of the five years that had followed them.

    A Traitor to Memory

  • "I suppose her Englishism is wearing off," returned Molly.

    Three Little Cousins

  • He was the incarnation of the boundless selfishness and unscrupulousness of Englishism

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  • The corruption to chaise lounge is an Americanism not an Englishism, its still called a chaise longue in the UK.

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  • Let's apply a style to hide that and and the same time make our UI a bit more appealing - right now it looks like a dog's dinner (Englishism for looking a "mess").

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  • And this is the moment, when Englishism pure and simple, which with all its fine qualities managed always to make itself singularly unattractive, is losing that imperturbable faith in its untransformed self which at any rate made it imposing, -- this is the moment when our great organ tells the Celts that everything of theirs not English is 'simply a foolish interference with the natural progress of civilisation and prosperity;' and poor Talhaiarn, venturing to remonstrate, is commanded 'to drop his outlandish title, and to refuse even to talk

    Celtic Literature

  • Lucy Snowe for a long time had her heart very much set on Dr. John and his placid breadth of Englishism; but when she finally found out that to be impossible her tears were soon dried by the prospect of Paul Emanuel, so unlike him, coming into his place.”

    The Three Brontes

  • Dr. John and his placid breadth of Englishism; but when she finally found out that to be impossible her tears were soon dried by the prospect of Paul Emanuel, so unlike him, coming into his place. "

    The Three Brontës

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