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Anglo

[ang-gloh] /ˈæŋ gloʊ/
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, relating to, or characteristic of Anglos.
Origin of Anglo
1835-1845
1835-45; independent use of Anglo-

Anglo-

1.
a combining form of English:
Anglo-Norman; Anglo-Catholic.
Origin
< Late Latin Angl(us) (see Anglic) + -o-
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  • The same slow process of the ages which has wrought out Anglo Saxon civilization will elevate this race.

    Old Times in Dixie Land Caroline E. Merrick
  • The word itself serves to preserve a memorial of the nature of the institution, Rother being Anglo–Saxon for horned cattle.

    Warwickshire Clive Holland
  • "Well, there is a pretty fair infusion of Anglo Saxon blood among our slaves, now," said Augustine.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Now in Lenny's mind there was pre-eminently that quality which distinguishes the Anglo Saxon race,—the sense of justice.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • For the thoroughly genuine and artistic pageant Anglo Saxons have to go to Italy.

British Dictionary definitions for Anglo

Anglo

/ˈæŋɡləʊ/
noun (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
1.
denoting English or England: Anglo-Saxon
Word Origin
from Medieval Latin Angliī
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Word Origin and History for Anglo
n.

"American, English-speaking white person," 1941, southwestern U.S., from Anglo-American. Anglo was used similarly of native, English-speakers in Canada from 1800 and Britain from 1964.

Anglo-

from Medieval Latin Anglo-, comb. form of Angli "the English" (see Angle).

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Slang definitions & phrases for Anglo

Anglo

noun

A white person; paddy (Hispanics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for Anglo

Anglo

Spanish angloamericano (Anglo-American [that is, White North American of non-Hispanic descent])
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