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English

Etymology

From Modified Latin Americanus (America from Latinized name of Amerigo Vespucci, Italian navigator of 1512).

Pronunciation

  • US: SAMPA: /@"mEr@k@n/, IPA: /əˈmɛɹɪkən/

Noun

Singular
American

Plural
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  1. A person born in, or a citizen of, the United States of America.
  2. An inhabitant of the Americas. More often this is specified as either North American, Central American or South American.
  3. The English language as spoken in the USA; American English.
    • 1942, We sat down in the central square and drank coffee and a man came up and spoke to us in American. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 756)

Translations

Adjective

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Positive
American

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  1. Of or pertaining to the United States of America, or American culture
  2. Of or pertaining to the Americas. More often this is specified as either "North American" or "South American."

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