See also 236. LANGUAGE .
- 1 . a word, idiom, or feature of the English language occurring in or borrowed by another language.
- 2 . U.S . a Briticism.
- 3 . any manner, idea, or custom typical of the English people. Also called Englishism .
- an authority on the English language or English literature.
- Briticism, Britishism
- a word or phrase characteristic of speakers of English in Britain and not usually used by English speakers elsewhere.