Every American's origin is, historically speaking, by immigration, if scientific speculation that points to a human origin in Asia and a migration to the New World over frozen Bering Strait turns out to be correct.
An example of an American is someone who lives in Brazil.
An example of people that are referred to as American are Inuits.
- (obs.) An American Indian.
- A citizen of the U.S.
An example of some things that are described as American are apple pie and baseball.
Thanksgiving is an American tradition.
He married an American woman in order to get an American passport.
An example of an American is Abraham Lincoln.
A Polish American, Chinese-American cuisine.
The American language.
Origin of american
- From America + -an, or via Modified Latin Americanus (Latin americanus) with the same etymology.