Little Englander

  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.

Origin of Little Englander

First recorded in 1890–95

Other words from Little Englander

  • Little Englandism, noun

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How to use Little Englander in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Little Englander

Little Englander

/ (ˈɪŋɡləndə) /

  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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