British

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noun Brit·ish \ˈbri-tish\

Definition of British

  1. 1a :  the Celtic language of the ancient Britonsb :  british english

  2. 2 plural in construction :  the people of Great Britain or the Commonwealth of Nations

British

adjective

Britishism

play \ˈbri-ti-ˌshi-zəm\ noun

Britishness

noun

Origin and Etymology of british

Middle English Bruttische of Britain, from Old English Brettisc, from Brettas Britons, of Celt origin; akin to Welsh Brython Briton


First Known Use: before 12th century





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