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noun 
  1. An inhabitant of the Americas. More often this is specified as either North American, Central American or South American.
  2. A person born in, or a citizen of, the United States of America.
  3. (rare) 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 . " Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 756)
Translations: 
  • Dutch: Amerikaanse(nl, Amerikaan, m, t-, nl)f
  • French: Américaine(fr, Américain, m, t-, fr)f
  • German: Amerikanisch , (more precisely) Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Italian: inglese americano
  • Spanish: m(es, estadounidense)f
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the United States of America, or w:Culture of the United States, American culture
  2. Of or pertaining to the Americas. More often this is specified as either "North American" or "South American."
Translations: 
  • German: armerikanisch, (more precisely) US-amerikanisch
  • Italian: americano, (more precisely) sudamericano, centroamericano and nordamericano
Etymology: From Modified Latin Americanus (America from Latinized name of Amerigo Vespucci, Italian navigator of 1512).


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