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Briton

[ brit-n ]
/ ˈbrɪt n /
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noun
a native or inhabitant of Great Britain, especially of England.
one of the Celtic people formerly occupying the southern part of the island of Britain.
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Origin of Briton

1250–1300; <Medieval Latin Britōn- (stem of Britō); replacing Middle English Breton<Old French <Late Latin Brittōnēs Britons

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Briton

Britain, Briton
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British Dictionary definitions for Briton

Briton
/ (ˈbrɪtən) /

noun
a native or inhabitant of Britain
a citizen of the United Kingdom
history any of the early Celtic inhabitants of S Britain who were largely dispossessed by the Anglo-Saxon invaders after the 5th century ad

Word Origin for Briton

C13: from Old French Breton, from Latin Britto, of Celtic origin
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