- a word, phrase, grammatical construction, or other feature originating in or peculiar to the German language
- a German custom, belief, etc.
- fondness for or imitation of German ways
See Germanism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- An attitude, custom, or feature that seems characteristically German.
- A linguistic feature of German, especially a German idiom or phrasing that appears in a language other than German.
- Esteem for Germany and emulation of German ways.