brit

noun (1)
\ ˈbrit How to pronounce brit (audio) \
variants: or less commonly britt

Definition of brit

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

Brit

noun (2)
\ ˈbrit How to pronounce Brit (audio) \

Definition of Brit (Entry 2 of 3)

Definition of Brit (Entry 3 of 3)

First Known Use of brit

Noun (1)

1851, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brit

Noun (1)

perhaps from Corn brȳthel mackerel

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“Brit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brit. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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Brit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Brit

informal : a British person

Brit.

abbreviation

Kids Definition of Brit.

1 Britain
2 British

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