Anglo-Saxon
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˌæŋɡloʊˈsæksən/
Proper noun
  1. The inflected ancestor language of modern English, also called Old English, spoken in Britain from about 400 AD to 1100 AD.
Synonyms Noun

Anglo-Saxon (plural Anglo-Saxons)

  1. A member of the Germanic peoples who settled in England during the early fifth century.
  2. (US) A person of English ethnic descent.
  3. (US, Mexican-American) A light-skinned and/or blond-haired person presumably of North European descent like British.
  4. (informal) Profanity, especially words derived from Old English.
Translations Translations Adjective

Anglo-Saxon

  1. Related to the Anglo-Saxon peoples or language.
  2. Related to nations which speak primarily English and influenced by English culture and customs; especially Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States.
    • [...] Ethnography thus aims at record-
      ing as accurately as possible the respective modes of life of various
      groups. Ethnology, on the other hand, utilizes for comparative
      purposes (the nature of which will be explained below) the data
      provided by the ethnographer. Thus, ethnography has the same
      meaning in all countries, and ethnology corresponds approximately
      to what is known in Anglo-Saxon countries—where the term eth-
      nology
      has become obsolete—as social or cultural anthropology.
  3. (politics) Favouring a liberal free market economy.
  4. (US) Descended from some other North European settlers like the British (English).
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