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[brit-i-sher] /ˈbrɪt ɪ ʃər/
a native or inhabitant of Britain.
Origin of Britisher
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30; British + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He also contended that it was impossible for a Britisher to escape from Turkey.

  • But in defence of a slave—and I a foreigner—a Britisher, too—that was a presumption not to be pardoned.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • Some of these savages are sure to be wanting a fight, so Mr. Britisher obliges, and comes along hot with rifles and Maxim guns.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • Old Coombs is a Britisher, and a precious low-grade specimen.

    Lorimer of the Northwest Harold Bindloss
  • There had been some dispute about payment, and the Britisher had slapped the dragoman's face.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • The Wildcat hung the Britisher's coat and vest in the smoking room.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • I like that boy; I don't care if he is a Britisher and sometimes as simple as a fool.

    The Voice in the Fog Harold MacGrath
  • What Britisher must we rely on in the javelin hop-skip-and-jump?

  • He was theoretically a Britisher; he thought British; approached subjects from a British point of view.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • The skipper of the Britisher then hailed that he would try to get a boat to them.

    The U-boat hunters James B. Connolly
British Dictionary definitions for Britisher


noun (not used by the British)
a native or inhabitant of Great Britain
any British subject
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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