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[ang-gloh-in-dee-uh n]
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  1. belonging to, relating to, or involving England and India, especially as politically associated: Anglo-Indian treaties.
  2. of or relating to Anglo-Indians or their speech.
  1. a person of English and Indian ancestry.
  2. the speech of such persons, characterized by the Anglicizations of Indian words. Abbreviation: AInd
  3. a person of English birth or citizenship living in India.

Origin of Anglo-Indian

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for anglo-indian

Historical Examples

  • The Anglo-Indian crushed the letter into his pocket, and looked up languidly.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • "Merely because it suited my humour at the time to do so," answered the Anglo-Indian, coolly.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • The Anglo-Indian troops however had purchased their victory dearly.

  • In the morning the Anglo-Indian widow sent for me to breakfast.

    My Reminiscences

    Rabindranath Tagore

  • I cannot trace the feeling to its root; perhaps the place was built by an Anglo-Indian.

British Dictionary definitions for anglo-indian


  1. of or relating to England and India
  2. denoting or relating to Anglo-Indians
  3. (of a word) introduced into English from an Indian language
  1. a person of mixed English and Indian descent
  2. an English person who lives or has lived for a long time in India
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