Anglo-American

noun An·glo-Amer·i·can \ ˌaŋ-glō-ə-ˈmer-ə-kən \

Definition of Anglo-American

1 : an inhabitant of the U.S. of English origin or descent
2 : a North American whose native language is English and especially whose culture or ethnic background is of European origin

Anglo-American

adjective

First Known Use of anglo-american

1776

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Anglo-American

Definition of Anglo-American for English Language Learners

  • : an American whose family comes originally from England


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