Sassenach

[ sas-uh-nuhkh, -nak ]

nounOften Disparaging.
  1. a term used by the Gaelic inhabitants of the British Isles to refer to the English inhabitants.

Origin of Sassenach

1
1765–75; <Scots Gaelic Sasunnach,Irish SasanachEnglish, English person, Protestant, Middle Irish Saxanach, derivative of Saxain, Sagsuin, Sachsain the Saxons, England ≪ Late Latin Saxonēs;see Saxon

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Sassenach

/ (ˈsæsəˌnæk, Scottish -næx) /


noun
  1. Scot and sometimes Irish an English person or a Lowland Scot

Origin of Sassenach

1
C18: from Scot Gaelic Sasunnach, Irish Sasanach, from Late Latin saxonēs Saxons

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