Definition of Briton in English:

Briton

Line breaks: Briton
Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪt(ə)n
 
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noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Great Britain, or a person of British descent.
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    • Standing on a stage and also visible on a huge TV screen overlooking the square, Mr Netanyahu thanked British Jews and all Britons for their support.
    • Ten days before the general election an NOP poll showed that 60% of Britons wanted British troops out by the end of this year.
    • Hundreds of Britons besieged the British Embassy.
  • 2A Celtic inhabitant of southern Britain before and during Roman times.
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    • When the Romans left Britain, the Britons did not use their roads.
    • Another option is to test for interaction between Roman soldiers and local Britons, by searching for African DNA in the local gene pool.
    • In 406 and 409 the Britons rebelled against Roman rule.

Origin

from Old French Breton, from Latin Britto, Britton-, or its Celtic equivalent.

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