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Meaning of Germanism

Ger•man•ism

Pronunciation: ( jûr'mu-niz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. a usage, idiom, or other feature that is characteristic of the German language.
  2. a custom, manner, mode of thought, action, etc., that is characteristic of the German people.
  3. extreme partiality for or attachment to Germany, Germans, or German customs, manners, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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