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British

[brit-ish] /ˈbrɪt ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Great Britain or its inhabitants.
2.
used especially by natives or inhabitants of Great Britain: In this dictionary, “Brit.” is an abbreviation for “British usage.”.
noun
3.
the people native to or inhabiting Great Britain.
5.
the Celtic language of the ancient Britons.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English Brittische, Old English Bryttisc, equivalent to Brytt(as) Britons + -isc- -ish1; see Briton
Related forms
Britishly, adverb
Britishness, noun
anti-British, adjective, noun
non-British, adjective
pre-British, adjective
pro-British, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-british

anti-British

adjective
1.
opposed to anything characteristic of or relating to Britain

British

/ˈbrɪtɪʃ/
adjective
1.
relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Britain or any of the natives, citizens, or inhabitants of the United Kingdom
2.
relating to or denoting the English language as spoken and written in Britain, esp the S dialect generally regarded as standard See also Southern British English, Received Pronunciation
3.
relating to or denoting the ancient Britons
4.
of or relating to the Commonwealth: British subjects
noun
5.
(functioning as pl) the natives or inhabitants of Britain
6.
the extinct Celtic language of the ancient Britons See also Brythonic
Derived Forms
Britishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for anti-british

British

adj.

Old English Bryttisc "of or relating to (ancient) Britons," from Bryttas "natives of ancient Britain" (see Briton). First modern record of British Isles is from 1620s.

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