an English person of the period before the Norman Conquest.
the original Germanic element in the English language.
plain and simple English, especially language that is blunt, monosyllabic, and often rude or vulgar.
a person whose native language is English.
a person of English descent.
(in the U.S.) a person of colonial descent or British origin.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Anglo-Saxons.
of or relating to Anglo-Saxon.
English-speaking; British or American.
(of words, speech, or writing) blunt, monosyllabic, and often vulgar.
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How to use Anglo-Saxon in a sentence
So the term Anglo-Saxon has been used to describe a certain purity, but Angles and the Saxons weren’t indigenous to England anyway, which means the idea of pointing to them as “original” misses the larger context.The 'America First Caucus' Is Backtracking, But Its Mistaken Ideas About 'Anglo-Saxon' History Still Have Scholars Concerned | Olivia B. Waxman | April 21, 2021 | Time
The most effective weapon Anglo-Saxon elites have used to preserve power in American society has been the rule of law.
According to an account in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, written in the 9th century, that failed Viking raid was hardly a one-off.
When Viking invaders tore through 9th-century Europe, only one Anglo-Saxon leader was able to withstand their ferocious onslaught.Scientists Find Remains of Alfred The Great Or King Edward The Elder | Nico Hines | January 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Americans with funny names like Kagan or Shapira might also feel that Anglo-Saxon heritage shouldn't be a requirement for office.
Romney also showed diplomatic sense when he declined to play the Anglo-Saxon card earlier brandished by one of his aides.
I suspect the Anglo-Saxon bearo, a grove or copse, is the word here preserved.
It was not the headlong, reckless, pugnacious rage of the old Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian berserker.Overland | John William De Forest
She is uncompromisingly Anglo-Saxon and lacks that pliability which would endear her to the children of another race.The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2 | Various
You an' me, Hinnissy, has got to bring on this here Anglo-Saxon 'lieance.Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War | Finley Peter Dunne
The humor of calling "Anglo-Saxon" the kind of government these gentlemen will give is obvious.The Old World in the New | Edward Alsworth Ross
British Dictionary definitions for Anglo-Saxon
a member of any of the West Germanic tribes (Angles, Saxons, and Jutes) that settled in Britain from the 5th century ad and were dominant until the Norman conquest
the language of these tribes: See Old English
any White person whose native language is English and whose cultural affiliations are those common to Britain and the US
informal plain blunt English, esp English containing taboo words
forming part of the Germanic element in Modern English: ``forget'' is an Anglo-Saxon word
of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or the Old English language
of or relating to the White Protestant culture of Britain, Australia, and the US
informal (of English speech or writing) plain and blunt
of or relating to Britain and the US, esp their common legal, political, and commercial cultures, as compared to continental Europe
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