Etymology
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Americanize (v.)
"render American in character," 1797, from American + -ize. Related: Americanized; Americanizing.
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Fagin (n.)
character in "Oliver Twist" (1838); used for "trainer of thieves" by 1842.
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prosiness (n.)

"character or quality of being prosy," 1814, from prosy + -ness.

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salinity (n.)

"salty character or quality," 1650s; see saline + -ity.

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dandify (v.)

"give the style or character of a dandy to," 1823, from dandy (n.) + -fy. Related: Dandified.

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devilry (n.)

c. 1400, develrie, "a demon or evil spirit," from devil + -ry. From 1630s as "devilish character or conduct." Deviltry (1788) is a corruption of it. Earlier in the sense "devilish character or conduct" was devilhood (c. 1300).

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mongrelize (v.)

"give a mongrel nature or character to," 1620s, from mongrel + -ize. Related: Mongrelized; mongrelizing; mongrelization.

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Christology (n.)

"branch of theology which studies the person and character of Jesus," 1670s, from Christ + connective -o- + -logy.

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emoji (n.)

pictorial character, by 2008, from Japanese e "picture" + moji "character" (compare kanji), coined 1999 in Japanese by Shigetaka Kurita, NTT DoCoMo employee. Its adoption in English was driven by Apple iPhone's inclusion of the feature in 2008. The similarity to native emoticon is a happy coincidence.

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musicality (n.)

"character of being musical," 1812, from musical (adj.) + -ity.

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