[ brit-i-sher ]

  1. a native or inhabitant of Britain.

Origin of Britisher

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; British + -er1

Words Nearby Britisher Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Britisher in a sentence

  • Very often I had long talks with newspaper men, and made no attempt to conceal the fact that I was a Britisher.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • To sum the whole matter, the Britisher is an odious usurper “who has always got one eye open.”

    Devil-Worship in France | Arthur Edward Waite
  • They come in wonderful hunting regalia and in all the wonderful splendor of the Britisher when he is afield.

    In Africa | John T. McCutcheon
  • But she's sailed off this mornin' all right; an' father, he says she was a Britisher an' undly a-firin' ter fool us folks.

  • He knows the British dislike of boasting, and that the American and the Britisher are woefully trusting.

    Private Peat | Harold R. Peat

British Dictionary definitions for Britisher


/ (ˈbrɪtɪʃə) /

noun(not used by the British)
  1. a native or inhabitant of Great Britain

  2. any British subject

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