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Noun: Anglo-Saxon  'ang-glow'sak-sun
  1. A native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest
  2. 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"
  3. English prior to about 1100
    - Old English, Anglo-Saxon language, OE
Adjective: Anglo-Saxon  'ang-glow'sak-sun
  1. 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

Encyclopedia: Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic