Englishness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English +‎ -ness

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪŋ(ɡ)lɪʃnəs/

Noun[edit]

Englishness (countable and uncountable, plural Englishnesses)

  1. The quality, state or characteristic of being English.
    • 2016 February 23, Robbie Collin, “Grimsby review: ' Sacha Baron Cohen's vital, venomous action movie'”, in The Daily Telegraph (London):
      The two are immediately caught up in a terrorist plot to rid the earth of its underclass, and this gives Nobby the chance to live out a James Bond fantasy of Englishness, with his own lager-swilling twist.

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