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
OTHER WORDS FROM Little EnglanderLittle Englandism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Little Englander
/ (ˈɪŋɡləndə) /
(esp in the 19th century) a person opposed to the extension of the British Empire
British informal a person who perceives most foreign influences on Britain's culture and institutions as damaging or insidious
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