Definition of Anglo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈanɡləʊ/

noun (plural Anglos)

1chiefly North American A white English-speaking person of British or northern European origin, in particular (in the US) as distinct from a Hispanic American or (in Canada) as distinct from a French-speaker: they brought in Mexican workers to replace the Anglos on war duty there is a feeling among Anglos in Quebec that things will never be the same [as modifier]: Anglo neighbourhoods
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  • The lack of someone who provided high levels of mentoring among Hispanics compared to Anglos simultaneously may limit the Hispanic students' options in seeking alternative solutions to resolving personal and family problems.
  • Africans and their American-born descendents had to acquiesce - at least in the presence of Anglos - to white hegemony and languish as subjugated docile beings.
  • This movie, like Ana Kokkinos' Head On a few years ago, shows that cultural difference in modern Australia is not just a matter of the Anglos and the Aborigines, but also the Anglos and the immigrant-descended European communities.
1.1Indian , offensive An Anglo-Indian.
2British informal A person selected for a Scottish, Irish, or Welsh national sports team who plays for an English club: the Scottish Grand Slam side had four or five Anglos
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  • Using his contacts in English football, he packed the national team with Anglos and instilled them with emotion.
  • The form of the Anglos comes as a timely boost for the Scottish Saltires, who play their National League debut against Durham Dynamos today.
  • And it raises fears that the Scots may also be denied Brown and three other Anglos for next summer's world cup qualifiers, also in Ireland.


Early 19th century: independent usage of Anglo-.

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