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Relating to life and lifestyles in the us

all-American

adjective

an all-American boy or girl has all the good qualities that many people in the U.S. consider typical of Americans, for example being attractive and healthy, and working hard

all-American

adjective

made up only of people or things from the U.S.

Americana

noun

objects, writings, stories, etc., from the U.S. that are considered to be typical of American traditions and history

the American Dream

noun

the idea that the U.S. is a place where anyone can become successful if they work hard enough

Americanise

a British spelling of Americanize

Americanize

verb

to make something more American, especially the language or culture of a person or place

the American way

noun

a way of doing things that is typical of how people do them in the U.S. or believe they should be done

frontiersman

noun

a man who lived on the western frontier of the U.S. in the past

hip hop

noun

an African-American street culture that developed in the U.S. in the 1970s, and includes djing and breakdancing

Jamestown

the first town built by English people in North America

the Liberty Bell

a large metal bell in Philadelphia that is an important symbol of America’s freedom. It was rung in 1776 to celebrate America’s independence from Britain.

Loyalist

noun

an American who remained loyal to Britain during the American Revolution

the Mayflower

the ship on which some people left England to travel to North America in the 17th century. Sometimes American people say that their family “came over on the Mayflower” which means that their family has lived in the U.S. for a very long time.

Plymouth Rock

a rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts where the Pilgrims are believed to have arrived in North America from England in 1620

pre-Columbian

adjective

relating to the time before 1492 when Columbus came to the Americas

statehood

noun

the status of a state of the U.S.

stateside

adjective

used for talking about the U.S. and U.S. life by someone who is not in the U.S.

un-American

adjective

not typical of the attitudes, ways of life, etc. that are approved of or considered normal in the U.S.

un-American

adjective

un-American political activities are considered to be harmful to the U.S.

Uncle Sam

noun

a way of referring to the U.S. or the U.S. government

Americanization

noun

stateside

adverb

as American as apple pie

something as American as apple pie has its origins in the U.S. or has qualities that are thought to be typical of the U.S. or of American people

mom and apple pie

a way of referring to the things that people in the U.S. have traditionally believed are important, such as the family

the Founding Fathers

the group of people who wrote the U.S. Constitution in 1787, when the U.S. began to exist as a country

to play in Peoria

to be accepted or approved by ordinary people in the U.S.

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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