Definition of West Briton in English:
nounIrish , derogatory
An Irish person who greatly admires England or Britain.
- While the overwhelming majority of Irish people consider themselves to be ethnically Irish, some Irish nationals see themselves as Irish of British descent, a group sometimes referred to as the ‘Anglo-Irish’ or ‘West Britons.’
- In these circumstances, nationalists were often dismissive of Dublin Anglo-Irish Protestants, dubbing them ‘West Britons’.
- Only three years before the war, in 1936, the Admiral, a self-confessed ‘West Briton’ and staunch unionist living in County Cork, had been shot dead.