Definition of automobilism in English:

automobilism

noun

rare, archaic, historical US
  • The use of automobiles or motor vehicles; automobile travel.

Pronunciation

automobilism

/ˈɔːtəmə(ʊ)biːlɪz(ə)m/ /ˌɔːtəˈməʊbɪlɪz(ə)m/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Glasgow Herald. From automobile + -ism, after French (now rare) automobilisme.