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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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  • "A Britisher of sorts" had come into the street, guided by an Arab.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • There had been some dispute about payment, and the Britisher had slapped the dragoman's face.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Could not you squeeze this funny little Britisher into your pew?

  • Then all I can say is, Britisher, look out for a busy arternoon.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • You'd ha' been a rare chap on a stump, Britisher, that's a fact!

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • So that I can draw my share of the prize-money, when we take that Britisher, sir.

  • I'm a Britisher, y' kneow, and I haven't got intristed in your bloody radicalism, y' kneow.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • They took in the dapper Britisher as if he had been a natural history specimen.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • Both the German and the Britisher had only been married a year.

  • 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
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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