noun Etymology: British + -icism (as in gallicism) Date: 1868 a characteristic feature of British English

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  • Briticism — Brit i*cism, n. A word, phrase, or idiom peculiar to Great Britain; any manner of using a word or words that is peculiar to Great Britain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Briticism — is the term for a language feature that is peculiar to BrE, not Britishism …   Modern English usage

  • Briticism — ☆ Briticism [brit′ə siz΄əm ] n. a word, phrase, grammatical construction, etc. originating in or peculiar to British English …   English World dictionary

  • Briticism — A briticism (or britishism) is American English for a word, phrase, idiom, or expression peculiar to the English language as spoken chiefly in Great Britain and/or the United Kingdom, and is thus a synonym for one of the meanings of anglicism.… …   Wikipedia

  • Briticism — /brit euh siz euhm/, n. a word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of or restricted to British English, esp. as compared with American English, as lift compared with elevator or in hospital with in the hospital. Also, Britishism. [1865 70, Amer.;… …   Universalium

  • Briticism — noun A word or figure of speech used in Britain exclusively or primarily. Ant: Americanism …   Wiktionary

  • Briticism — Brit·i·cism || brɪtɪsɪzm n. English word or idiom only used in Great Britain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Briticism — [ brɪtɪsɪz(ə)m] (also Britishism ʃɪz(ə)m) noun an idiom used in Britain but not in other English speaking countries …   English new terms dictionary

  • briticism — brit·i·cism …   English syllables

  • Briticism — Brit•i•cism [[t]ˈbrɪt əˌsɪz əm[/t]] also Britishism n. ling. a word, phrase, or other feature characteristic of or peculiar to British English • Etymology: 1865–70, amer.; British+ ism, with ic for ish on the model of Gallicism, etc …   From formal English to slang

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