Briton

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noun Brit·on \ˈbri-tən\

Definition of Briton

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

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

Origin and Etymology of briton

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


First Known Use: 13th century


BRITON Defined for English Language Learners

Briton

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noun Brit·on \ˈbri-tən\

Definition of Briton for English Language Learners

  • : a British person


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