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britt

[brit] /brɪt/
noun, plural (especially collectively) britt (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) britts.
1.
a turbot of northeastern Atlantic seas.
2.
brit.
Origin of britt
see brit

brit

or britt

[brit] /brɪt/
noun
1.
the group of small marine animals forming the food of whalebone whales.
2.
the young of herring and sprat.
Origin
1595-1605; perhaps < Cornish brȳthel mackerel; akin to Old Cornish brȳth, Welsh brith speckled
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Examples from the Web for britt
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  • Mr. britt did not wait in his office for the completion of the panegyric.

  • "Pratt is the one to whom you are to pay your first respects—he is master," warned britt.

    The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
  • He wondered whether britt, cowed, was whispering the information.

  • He greeted britt with a casual hand-shake, looking at Kate suspiciously.

    The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
  • britt's recent experience had rendered him incapable of surveying the thing from a normal viewpoint.

  • "You'd better take britt's trail and return to the mountains," he said, kindly.

    The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
  • To get at britt they would be obliged to invade the Harnden home.

  • He had great faith in britt's schemes: they were almost always successful.

British Dictionary definitions for britt

brit

/brɪt/
noun (functioning as singular or pl)
1.
the young of a herring, sprat, or similar fish
2.
minute marine crustaceans, esp copepods, forming food for many fishes and whales
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from Cornish brӯthel mackerel; see brill

Brit1

/brɪt/
noun
1.
(informal) a British person

Brit2

abbreviation
1.
Britain
2.
British
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Word Origin and History for britt

Brit

n.

U.S. colloquial shortening of Britisher or Briton, 1901, formerly (in common with Britisher) highly offensive to Englishmen traveling in the States, who regarded it as yet another instance of the "odious vulgarism" of the Americans, but Bret and Bryt were common Old English words for the (Celtic) Britons and survived until c.1300. In Old French, Bret as an adjective meant "British, Breton; cunning, crafty; simple-minded, stupid."

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Slang definitions & phrases for britt

Brit

adjective

British: the Brit rock scene

noun

: two Brits and a Yank (1900+ British)

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 britt

Brit

person from Great Britain
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