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Little Englander

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noun
  1. an English person who believes the best interests of Britain are served by attention to Britain itself, rather than to the concerns of the empire.
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Origin of Little Englander

First recorded in 1890–95
Related formsLittle Englandism, noun
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Little Englander

noun
  1. (esp in the 19th century) a person opposed to the extension of the British Empire
  2. British informal a person who perceives most foreign influences on Britain's culture and institutions as damaging or insidious
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