- of or relating to Great Britain or its inhabitants.
- used especially by natives or inhabitants of Great Britain: In this dictionary, “Brit.” is an abbreviation for “British usage.”
- the people native to or inhabiting Great Britain.
- British English.
- the Celtic language of the ancient Britons.
Origin of British
Examples from the Web for anti-british
Contemporary Examples of anti-british
It has long been feared that Obama had an anti-British streak running through him.
His beating up of BP has clinched his anti-British credentials on this side of the Atlantic.
Historical Examples of anti-british
That was how we described the most ribald outbursts of the anti-British sentiment.The Message
Alec John Dawson
As this was the first anti-British note that I had heard since my arrival, it interested me.My Impresssions of America
One might as well speak of being "anti-British and pro-English."Secret Societies And Subversive Movements
Nesta H. Webster
The best Nationalists were not anti-British, but simply pro-Egyptian.
There is no wish to claim superior virtue for America or to appeal to the strong current of anti-British sentiment.China, Japan and the U.S.A.
- opposed to anything characteristic of or relating to Britain
- relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Britain or any of the natives, citizens, or inhabitants of the United Kingdom
- relating to or denoting the English language as spoken and written in Britain, esp the S dialect generally regarded as standardSee also Southern British English, Received Pronunciation
- relating to or denoting the ancient Britons
- of or relating to the CommonwealthBritish subjects
- (functioning as plural) the natives or inhabitants of Britain
- the extinct Celtic language of the ancient BritonsSee also Brythonic
Old English Bryttisc "of or relating to (ancient) Britons," from Bryttas "natives of ancient Britain" (see Briton). First modern record of British Isles is from 1620s.