Noun: Anglo-Saxon 'ang-glow'sak-sun
Adjective: Anglo-Saxon 'ang-glow'sak-sun
- A native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest
- A person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for 'White Anglo-Saxon Protestant'
"in the ninth century the Vikings began raiding the Anglo-Saxons in Britain"; "his ancestors were not just British, they were Anglo-Saxons"
- English prior to about 1100
- Old English, OE
- Of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language
"Anglo-Saxon poetry"; "The Anglo-Saxon population of Scotland"
Derived forms: Anglo-Saxons
Type of: English, English language, English person