Definition of Britishism

1. Noun. An expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English).

Exact synonyms: Anglicism, Briticism
Generic synonyms: Expression, Formulation

2. Noun. A custom that is peculiar to England or its citizens.
Exact synonyms: Anglicism
Generic synonyms: Custom, Usage, Usance

Definition of Britishism

1. Noun. A word, phrase, idiom, or expression peculiar to the English language as spoken chiefly in Great Britain. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Britishism

British monetary unit
British overseas territory
British people
British pound
British racing green
British racing greens
British shilling
British spelling
British spellings
British system
British thermal unit
British thermal units
Britishism (current term)
Brittany spaniel

Literary usage of Britishism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"But, even as the Britishism of Old Country liberals is strongly tinctured by devotion to ideals which Americans are wont to regard as theirs—ideals making ..."

2. The Evening Post: A Century of Journalism by Allan Nevins (1922)
"... to be now engaged in the holy cause of American liberty, and trying to roll back the avalanche of Britishism, we extend to them our heartfelt sympathy. ..."

3. Negroes and Negro "slavery": The First an Inferior Race ; the Latter Its by John H. Van Evrie (1863)
"No one, however ignorant or prejudiced in favor of Britishism, or " British liberty," can suppose for a moment that such stupendous results as these, ..."

4. The Literature of Egypt and the Soudan from the Earliest Times to the Year by Ibrahim-Hilmy (1888)
"... a Conservative Power—Necessity of prolonging tho British occupation—Our future relations with Egypt —Pan-Britishism — An unpublished prediction (if Lord ..."

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