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Anglicism

noun
1.
An expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English).  Synonyms: Briticism, Britishism.
2.
A custom that is peculiar to England or its citizens.  Synonym: Britishism.






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"Anglicism" Quotes from Famous Books



... mercer or draper, as if my discourse were wholly bent and directed to them; but it is quite contrary, for it concerns every tradesman—the advice is general, and every tradesman claims a share in it; the nature of trade requires it. It is an old Anglicism, 'Such a man drives a trade;' the allusion is to a carter, that with his voice, his hands, his whip, and his constant attendance, keeps the team always going, helps himself, lifts at the wheel in every slough, doubles his application ...
— The Complete English Tradesman (1839 ed.) • Daniel Defoe



Words linked to "Anglicism" :   Briticism, custom, usage, formulation, expression, usance



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