- of or relating to Great Britain or its inhabitants.
- used especially by natives or inhabitants of Great Britain: In this dictionary, “Brit.” is an abbreviation for “British usage.”
- the people native to or inhabiting Great Britain.
- British English.
- the Celtic language of the ancient Britons.
Origin of British
Examples from the Web for pro-british
She was from a wealthy and socially prominent New York family who were pro-British.The Fight Over America’s Entrance to WWII
April 7, 2013
With all of his anti-American and pro-British ideas he leaped upon it.The Personality of American Cities
As for the Arab officers, they were whole-heartedly pro-British.Eastern Nights - and Flights
From the first the Indians of the Northwest were pro-British.The Land of the Miamis
I had not up to then met so thoroughly pro-British an enemy.A Prisoner in Turkey
They think I am hopelessly pro-British and that I am being used.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II
Burton J. Hendrick
- in favour of or supporting Britain, its people, culture, etc
- relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Britain or any of the natives, citizens, or inhabitants of the United Kingdom
- relating to or denoting the English language as spoken and written in Britain, esp the S dialect generally regarded as standardSee also Southern British English, Received Pronunciation
- relating to or denoting the ancient Britons
- of or relating to the CommonwealthBritish subjects
- (functioning as plural) the natives or inhabitants of Britain
- the extinct Celtic language of the ancient BritonsSee also Brythonic
Word Origin and History for pro-british
Old English Bryttisc "of or relating to (ancient) Britons," from Bryttas "natives of ancient Britain" (see Briton). First modern record of British Isles is from 1620s.