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"all-American" in British English

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all-Americanadjective

uk   /ˌɔːl.əˈmer.ɪ.kən/  us   /ˌɑːl.əˈmer.ɪ.kən/
  • all-American adjective (TYPICALLY AMERICAN)

considered to be ​typical of the US, and ​respected and ​approved of by Americans: He was the ​perfectimage of a ​clean-cut, all-American ​boy.
  • all-American adjective (WHOLE COUNTRY)

involvingpeople or things from ​everywhere in the US: an all-American ​talentcontest/​businessconsortium
  • all-American adjective (SPORT)

US used to refer to an ​amateursportsperson from the US who is ​considered to be one of the ​best in ​theirsport: an all-American ​footballplayer

all-Americannoun [C]

uk   /ˌɔːl.əˈmer.ɪ.kən/  us   /ˌɑːl.əˈmer.ɪ.kən/ US
an amateursportsperson from the US who is ​considered to be one of the ​best amateurs in ​theirsport: The ​team was ​led by an all-American from Yale.
(Definition of all-American from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"all-American" in American English

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all-Americanadjective

 us   /ˌɔl·əˈmer·ɪ·kən/
having or ​showing the ​values that are ​typical of the US, or made up ​completely of the ​best American things or ​people: He made the all-American ​team in his last two ​years of ​college.
all-American
noun [C] (also All-American)  us   /ˌɔl·əˈmer·ɪ·kən/
He was a ​greatathlete, and an ​academic all-American as well.
(Definition of all-American from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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