[ang-gloh-uh-mer-i-kuh n]
  1. belonging to, relating to, or involving England and America, especially the United States, or the people of the two countries: the Anglo-American policy toward Russia.
  2. of or relating to Anglo-Americans.
  1. a native or descendant of a native of England who has settled in or become a citizen of America, especially of the United States.

Origin of Anglo-American

An Americanism dating back to 1730–40
Related formsAn·glo-A·mer·i·can·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. of or relating to relations between England and the United States or their peoples
  1. mainly US an inhabitant or citizen of the United States who was or whose ancestors were born in England
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Word Origin and History for anglo-american


1738, from Anglo- + American. Originally often in contrast to German immigrants. In contrast to non-English neighboring or border people in the U.S. from 1809 (adj.); 1834 (n.). Meaning "pertaining to both England and the United States" is from 1812.

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