- the group of small marine animals forming the food of whalebone whales.
- the young of herring and sprat.
Origin of brit
Origin of Brit
or Berith, Brit, Bris
- the Jewish rite of circumcising a male child eight days after his birth.
Origin of Brith
Examples from the Web for brit
The strapping 24-year-old Brit is not only one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood but also dating ‘It Girl’ Cara Delevingne.Angelina Jolie’s New Muse: The Rise of Jack O’Connell, Star of the WWII Epic ‘Unbroken’
December 10, 2014
The very mention of his part in Spice World causes the Brit to erupt in a violent fit of laughter.Dominic West Talks ‘The Wire’ Movie, Prince Harry, and Why He’s Opposed to Scottish Independence
September 16, 2014
A Brit by birth, the eight-armed oracle was born in Weymouth, England, in 2008 at the Sea Life Centre.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer
July 12, 2014
Global fame beckoned when he debuted as Brit master spy James Bond, for four movies, in 1995.Pierce Brosnan’s Life After Bond: From Action Hero to Losing His Daughter to Cancer
July 2, 2014
David Bowie was told to "f*** off back to Mars" after urging Scotland to "stay with us" during a speech at the Brit Awards.Did MI5 Spies Troll J.K. Rowling Over Scottish Independence?
June 28, 2014
They were all copied by Gough, which he notices in his Brit.
WE go to Southampton, if my courage and stomach do not fail, for the Brit.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)
But it was only the sound they made as they parted the brit which at all reminded one of mowers.Moby Dick; or The Whale
Then the brit broke in silvery leaping waves on the shelving beach.The Roadmender
Sometimes amulets were made of clay, a good example of which is Brit.Mesopotamian Archaeology
Percy S. P. Handcock
- the young of a herring, sprat, or similar fish
- minute marine crustaceans, esp copepods, forming food for many fishes and whales
- informal a British person
- a variant of bris
Word Origin and History for brit
U.S. colloquial shortening of Britisher or Briton, 1901, formerly (in common with Britisher) highly offensive to Englishmen traveling in the States, who regarded it as yet another instance of the "odious vulgarism" of the Americans, but Bret and Bryt were common Old English words for the (Celtic) Britons and survived until c.1300. In Old French, Bret as an adjective meant "British, Breton; cunning, crafty; simple-minded, stupid."