- a white American of non-Hispanic descent, as distinguished especially from an American of Mexican or Spanish descent.
- (sometimes lowercase) an English-speaking person in a place where English is not the language of the majority.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Anglos.
Origin of Anglo
- a combining form of English: Anglo-Norman; Anglo-Catholic.
Origin of Anglo-
Examples from the Web for anglo
Contemporary Examples of anglo
Quinn lost his fortune after he amassed control of 25% of Anglo Irish Bank, which promptly went under in the 2007 financial crash.The Zillionaires Who Lost Everything
October 26, 2014
Of course, there are plenty of African Americans who give their kids Anglo names.Are Black Names ‘Weird,’ or Are You Just Racist?
September 13, 2013
The office of Chief Rabbi is not a secular creation; it evolved as the small Anglo Jewish community's needs grew.
And he became "Chief," as those working with him were allowed to call him, at the time of a leadership vacuum in Anglo Jewry.
During the boom years, Anglo expanded its market share by reckless lending, especially to property developers.The Men Who Killed the Economy
November 19, 2010
Historical Examples of anglo
The word itself serves to preserve a memorial of the nature of the institution, Rother being Anglo–Saxon for horned cattle.Warwickshire
The guns and wagons were loaded on a barge and sent across by the "Anglo Saxon."An Artilleryman's Diary
Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Now in Lenny's mind there was pre-eminently that quality which distinguishes the Anglo Saxon race,—the sense of justice.My Novel, Complete
"Well, there is a pretty fair infusion of Anglo Saxon blood among our slaves, now," said Augustine.Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
For the thoroughly genuine and artistic pageant Anglo Saxons have to go to Italy.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car
- US a White inhabitant of the United States who is not of Latin extraction
- Australian an Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent
- Canadian an English-speaking Canadian, esp one of Anglo-Celtic origin; an Anglo-Canadian
- denoting English or EnglandAnglo-Saxon
Word Origin for Anglo-
"American, English-speaking white person," 1941, southwestern U.S., from Anglo-American. Anglo was used similarly of native, English-speakers in Canada from 1800 and Britain from 1964.
from Medieval Latin Anglo-, comb. form of Angli "the English" (see Angle).