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Anglo-American

[ang-gloh-uh-mer-i-kuh n]
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adjective
  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.
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noun
  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.
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Origin of Anglo-American

An Americanism dating back to 1730–40
Related formsAn·glo-A·mer·i·can·ism, noun
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Anglo-American

adjective
  1. of or relating to relations between England and the United States or their peoples
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noun
  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

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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