Definition of Anglicism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæŋɡlɪsɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæŋɡlɪsɪzəm//
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a word or phrase from the English language that is used in another language Many French people try to avoid Anglicisms such as ‘weekend’ and ‘shopping’. See related entries: Linguistic devices Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin Anglicus, from Angli ‘the people of Angul’, a district of Schleswig (now in northern Germany), so named because of its shape; of Germanic origin, related to Old English angul + -ism.
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