Britisher

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From British +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Britisher ‎(plural Britishers)

  1. (informal) A Briton.
    • 1833, Frederick Chamier, The Life of a Sailor, J. & J. Harper, page 215
      "Why now, I expect," said the American, "you would not shoot me in cold blood, although you are a Britisher, I guess."

Usage notes[edit]

  • Britisher is mainly used in the Indian subcontinent, having become popular there during the British Raj. Its use was once considered pejorative, but is now mostly considered jocular.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Britisher

  1. (nonstandard) comparative form of British: more British.
    • 2015, Claude Pemberton, Your Friday, My Sunday
      'Thought you'd like to hear some Britisher music. What you'd like. Some Beatles or some Rolling Stones maybe? They're Britisher, OK?'

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