[ ang-gloh ]

noun,plural An·glos.
  1. a white American of non-Hispanic descent, as distinguished especially from an American of Mexican or Spanish descent.

  2. (sometimes lowercase) an English-speaking person in a place where English is not the language of the majority.

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Anglos.

Origin of Anglo

First recorded in 1835–45; independent use of Anglo-

Words Nearby Anglo

Other definitions for Anglo- (2 of 2)


  1. a combining form of English: Anglo-Norman; Anglo-Catholic.

Origin of Anglo-

<Late Latin Angl(us) (see Anglic) + -o- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Anglo in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Anglo (1 of 2)


/ (ˈæŋɡləʊ) /

nounplural -glos
  1. US a White inhabitant of the United States who is not of Latin extraction

  2. Australian an Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent

  1. Canadian an English-speaking Canadian, esp one of Anglo-Celtic origin; an Anglo-Canadian

British Dictionary definitions for Anglo- (2 of 2)


/ (ˈæŋɡləʊ-) /

combining form
  1. denoting English or England: Anglo-Saxon

Origin of Anglo-

from Medieval Latin Angliī

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