Englishism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

Englishism (plural Englishisms)

  1. An expression or characteristic peculiar to the English language.
    • 1873, Matthew Arnold, On the Study of Celtic Literature
      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

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