Definition of Anglo–Saxon
2a : englishman; specifically : a person descended from the Anglo-Saxonsb : a white gentile of an English-speaking nation
3 : old english 1
4 : direct plain English; especially : English using words considered crude or vulgar
Origin and Etymology 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 centurySee Words from the same year
ANGLO–SAXON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Anglo–Saxon for English Language Learners
: 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
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