1746, from un- (1) "not" + British.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for un-british

Historical Examples of un-british

  • She had to admit that, though his appearance was extravagantly un-British, it was distinguished.

    The Lion's Share

    E. Arnold Bennett

  • Why this un-British weighting of those who are behind in the race?

  • I say this policy is un-British, is opposed to all the time-honoured traditions upon which the British Empire is based.

    Chitta Ranjan

    Sukumar Ranjan Das

  • No just-minded person, whatever his sympathies, can condone such unfair and un-British tactics of war.

  • Yet it was fundamentally un-British, and it was to be completely overthrown by the attack of a printer's boy turned editor.

    The Tribune of Nova Scotia

    W. L. (William Lawson) Grant