brit

play
noun \ ˈbrit \
variants: or less commonly britt

Definition of brit

:minute marine animals (such as crustaceans and pteropods) on which right whales feed

Recent Examples of brit from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'brit.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of brit

perhaps from Corn brȳthel mackerel


1

Brit

play
noun \ ˈbrit \

Definition of Brit

:briton 2

Recent Examples of brit from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'Brit.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of brit

1884


2

Brit

abbreviation

Definition of Brit


BRIT Defined for English Language Learners

Brit

play
noun

Definition of Brit for English Language Learners

  • : a British person


BRIT Defined for Kids

Brit.

abbreviation

Definition of Brit. for Students

1 Britain
2 British

Learn More about brit


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up brit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

all at once

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!