Briton

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From Old French Breton, from Latin Britto or its Celtic equivalent (Welsh Brython).

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Briton (plural Britons)

  1. An inhabitant of Great Britain
    • 1740, James Thomson (lyrics), Thomas Arne (music), “Rule, Britannia!”:
      Rule, Britannia! rule the waves: Britons never will be slaves.
  2. A citizen of the United Kingdom
  3. (historical) A Celtic-speaking inhabitant of southern Great Britain at the time of the Roman conquest.
  4. (dated) A male inhabitant of Great Britain.
  5. (dated) A male citizen of the United Kingdom.

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Briton m

  1. Briton (historical: Celtic inhabitant of southern Britain at the time of the Roman conquest)