Ellisize Definition


(rare, passive, of a name) To anglicize or Americanize; to alter in transcription, either intentionally to facilitate spelling or pronunciation by (American) English speakers, or by mistake due to unfamiliarity with or indifference to the language of origin.

Her name was ellisized.

Origin of Ellisize

  • From Ellis +‎ -ize. A large number of immigrants to the United States were processed at Ellis Island.

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