from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A native or inhabitant of Great Britain.
  • noun One of a Celtic people inhabiting ancient Britain at the time of the Roman invasion.
  • noun A member of a Brittonic-speaking people.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A native of Great Britain; especially, one of the original Celtic inhabitants of the island of Britain.
  • British.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete British.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An inhabitant of Great Britain.
  • noun A member of the British ethnic group.
  • noun historical A Celtic inhabitant of southern Britain at the time of the Roman conquest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an inhabitant of southern Britain prior to the Anglo-Saxon invasions
  • adjective characteristic of or associated with the Britons
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Great Britain


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English Britoun, Celt, Briton, from Anglo-Norman Britun, from Latin Brittonēs, Britons, of Celtic origin.]

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From Old French Breton, from Latin Britto or its Celtic equivalent (compare Welsh Brython).


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