Anglo-Saxon

noun An·glo-Sax·on \ ˌaŋ-glō-ˈsak-sən \

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
4 :direct plain English; especially :English using words considered crude or vulgar

Anglo-Saxon

adjective

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


ANGLO-SAXON Defined for English Language Learners

Anglo-Saxon

noun

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


ANGLO-SAXON Defined for Kids

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Anglo-Saxon

noun An·glo-Sax·on \ ˌaŋ-glō-ˈsak-sən \

Definition of Anglo-Saxon for Students

1 :a member of the German people who conquered England in the fifth century a.d.
2 :a person whose ancestors were English

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Anglo-Saxon

adjective

Definition of Anglo-Saxon for Students

:relating to the Anglo-Saxons


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