noun, often capitalized
sas·​se·​nach | \ ˈsasᵊnˌa|k, -ᵊnə|, -ᵊnˌä|, |ḵ \
plural -s

Definition of sassenach

: a typical Englishman or something considered typical of England often used disparagingly by Scots and Irisha dreadful Sassenach concoction— I. A. Bremner

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History and Etymology for sassenach

Irish Sasanach, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Seaxan Saxons

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“Sassenach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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