Anglo-Saxon

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An·glo–Sax·on

noun \ˌaŋ-glō-ˈsak-sən\

: a member of the Germanic people who conquered Britain in the fifth century A.D.

: the language of the Anglo-Saxons

: a person whose ancestors were English

Full Definition of ANGLO-SAXON

1
:  a member of the Germanic peoples conquering England in the fifth century a.d. and forming the ruling class until the Norman conquest — compare angle, jute, saxon
2
a :  englishman; specifically :  a person descended from the Anglo-Saxons
b :  a white gentile of an English-speaking nation
3
:  old english 1
4
:  direct plain English; especially :  English using words considered crude or vulgar
Anglo–Saxon adjective

Origin of ANGLO-SAXON

New Latin Anglo-Saxones, plural, alteration of Medieval Latin Angli Saxones, from Latin Angli Angles + Late Latin Saxones Saxons
First Known Use: before 12th century

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