Briton

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

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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.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
      He writhed for twenty minutes under the flowery and eulogistic periods of the president, and rose himself in the state of confused indignation which the Briton feels when he is publicly approved.
  2. A citizen of the United Kingdom
    The attack's victims included 3 Canadians, 2 Irishmen, and 1 Briton.
  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)