from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of Great Britain.
- n. One of a Celtic people inhabiting ancient Britain at the time of the Roman invasion.
- n. A member of a Brittonic-speaking people.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An inhabitant of Great Britain.
- n. A member of the British ethnic group.
- n. A Celtic inhabitant of southern Britain at the time of the Roman conquest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. British.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native of Great Britain; especially, one of the original Celtic inhabitants of the island of Britain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inhabitant of southern Britain prior to the Anglo-Saxon invasions
- adj. characteristic of or associated with the Britons
- n. a native or inhabitant of Great Britain
Middle English Britoun, Celt, Briton, from Anglo-Norman Britun, from Latin Brittonēs, Britons, of Celtic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French Breton, from Latin Britto or its Celtic equivalent (compare Welsh Brython). (Wiktionary)