Meaning of AMERICAN in English

adj of or pertaining to the united states.

2. american ·adj of or pertaining to america; as, the american continent: american indians.

3. american ·noun a native of america;

— originally applied to the aboriginal inhabitants, but now applied to the descendants of europeans born in america, and especially to the citizens of the united states.

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