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De Clinton + le suffixe -ism. Le deuxième sens a probablement été formé sur le modèle de Bushism.

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Clintonism (pluriel : Clintonisms)

  1. Politique du président américain Bill Clinton. Non utilisé au pluriel dans ce sens.
  2. Phrase caractéristique de Bill Clinton ou dans son style.
    • President Clinton commenced the blathering with orotund Clintonisms: “The international community must take a side, not merely stand between the sides or on the sidelines.” With a side of fries. — (2002, P. J. O'Rourke, The CEO of the Sofa, [1])
    • Kerry had even borrowed a Clintonism in his remarks, transforming the Arkansas governor’s call for a “new covenant of social and personal responsibility” into his own call for a “social contract, a covenant wherein every right is matched with a responsibility.” — (2004, Michael Kranish, Brian C Mooney, Nina J Easton, John F. Kerry [2])
    • Another Clintonism that those who remember his administration fondly like to recall is the campaign semislogan, “It’s the economy, stupid.” — (2004, William Safire, The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time [3])