Definition of Saxon
1a (1) : a member of a Germanic people that entered and conquered England with the Angles and Jutes in the fifth century a.d. and merged with them to form the Anglo-Saxon people (2) : an Englishman or lowlander as distinguished from a Welshman, Irishman, or Highlanderb : a native or inhabitant of Saxony
2a : the Germanic language or dialect of any of the Saxon peoplesb : the Germanic element in the English language especially as distinguished from the French and Latin
Origin and Etymology of saxon
Middle English, from Late Latin Saxones Saxons, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Seaxan Saxons
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of Saxon for English Language Learners
: a member of the Germanic people who entered and conquered England in the fifth century A.D.
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