Anglo

Anglo

[ang-gloh]
noun, plural Anglos.
1.
a white American of non-Hispanic descent, as distinguished especially from an American of Mexican or Spanish descent.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) an English-speaking person in a place where English is not the language of the majority.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Anglos.

Origin:
1835–45; independent use of Anglo-

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Anglo-

a combining form of English: Anglo-Norman; Anglo-Catholic.

Origin:
< Late Latin Angl(us) (see Anglic) + -o-

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Anglo (ˈæŋɡləʊ)
 
n , pl -glos
1.  (US) a White inhabitant of the United States who is not of Latin extraction
2.  (Austral) an Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent
3.  (Canadian) an English-speaking Canadian, esp one of Anglo-Celtic origin; an Anglo-Canadian

Anglo- (ˈæŋɡləʊ-)
 
combining form
denoting English or England: Anglo-Saxon
 
[from Medieval Latin Angliī]

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Anglo
"American, English-speaking white person," 1941, southwestern U.S., from Anglo-American (1738), from Anglo-, comb. form of Angle, as used in Anglo-Saxon (q.v.) + American. Anglo was used similarly in Canada from 1800 and Britain from 1964.
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Anglo
Spanish angloamericano (Anglo-American)[that is, White North American of non-Hispanic descent]
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