Briton

noun
Brit·on | \ ˈbri-tᵊn \

Definition of Briton 

1 : a member of one of the peoples inhabiting Britain prior to the Anglo-Saxon invasions

2 : a native or subject of Great Britain especially : englishman

First Known Use of Briton

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Briton

Middle English Breton, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin Britton-, Britto, of Celt origin; akin to Welsh Brython

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Briton

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Briton

: a British person

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