West Briton

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West Briton (plural West Britons)

  1. (Ireland) Derogatory term for an Irish person whose cultural identity is perceived as being very British, or seems to want to be part of British society; Often shortened to West Brit.
    • 1914, James Joyce, "The Dead":
      —Well, I'm ashamed of you, said Miss Ivors frankly. To say you'd write for a rag like that. I didn't think you were a West Briton.