- a turbot of northeastern Atlantic seas.
Origin of britt
- the group of small marine animals forming the food of whalebone whales.
- the young of herring and sprat.
Origin of brit
Examples from the Web for britt
"Pratt is the one to whom you are to pay your first respects—he is master," warned Britt.
"Not all; some are not anxious to bridge the gulf," answered Britt, lightly.
Dr. Britt has told me something, but I want to know everything.
Britt, looking into her clear eyes, acquired a new confidence in her.
He greeted Britt with a casual hand-shake, looking at Kate suspiciously.
- the young of a herring, sprat, or similar fish
- minute marine crustaceans, esp copepods, forming food for many fishes and whales
- informal a British person
Word Origin and History for britt
U.S. colloquial shortening of Britisher or Briton, 1901, formerly (in common with Britisher) highly offensive to Englishmen traveling in the States, who regarded it as yet another instance of the "odious vulgarism" of the Americans, but Bret and Bryt were common Old English words for the (Celtic) Britons and survived until c.1300. In Old French, Bret as an adjective meant "British, Breton; cunning, crafty; simple-minded, stupid."