- 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
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of pro-british
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
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.