/brit"i shiz'euhm/, n.
1. Briticism.
2. any custom, manner, characteristic, or quality peculiar to or associated with the British people.
3. the aggregate of such qualities regarded as characteristic of a British person: His cool reserve is just part of his Britishism.
[1880-85; BRITISH + -ISM]

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