British English

noun

Definition of British English

: the native language of most inhabitants of England especially : English characteristic of England and clearly distinguishable from that used elsewhere (as in the U.S. or Australia)

First Known Use of British English

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of British English was in 1866

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“British English.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/British%20English. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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British English

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: the English language used in England

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