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
made up only of people or things from the U.S.
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
a British spelling of Americanize
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
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
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.
an American who remained loyal to Britain during the American Revolution
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.
a rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts where the Pilgrims are believed to have arrived in North America from England in 1620
relating to the time before 1492 when Columbus came to the Americas
the status of a state of the U.S.
informal used for talking about the U.S. and U.S. life by someone who is not in the U.S.
not typical of the attitudes, ways of life, etc. that are approved of or considered normal in the U.S.
un-American political activities are considered to be harmful to the U.S.
Uncle Sam noun
informal a way of referring to the U.S. or the U.S. government
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
Americaninformal a way of referring to the things that people in the U.S. have traditionally believed are important, such as the family