Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or between England and India.
  • noun A person of English and Indian ancestry.
  • noun A person of English birth or ancestry living in India.
  • noun The variety of English used in India.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Connected with both England and India; combining English and Indian characteristics: as, Anglo-Indian trade; Anglo-Indian words.
  • Relating to or connected with those parts of India which belong to Great Britain or are under British protection: as, the Anglo-Indian empire.
  • Relating or pertaining to the Anglo-Indians: as, Anglo-Indian housekeeping.
  • noun One of the English race born or resident in the East Indies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a person of English citizenship born or living in India.
  • noun One of the Anglo-Indian race born or resident in the East Indies.
  • adjective relating to British India or the English in India, or to the English and East Indian peoples or languages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a person from the Anglo-Indian community (a distinct community originating in India with ancestry from several European and Indian ethnic groups)
  • noun a person of English or British citizenship or ancestry living in India (historical)
  • adjective of, relating to, or between England, or Britain, and India

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to British India or the English in India
  • noun a person of English citizenship born or living in India

Etymologies

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Examples

  • People of exclusively British origin who were born in India are also sometimes called Anglo-Indian, but normally it denotes those of mixed race.

    My Indian summer

  • SHAMPOO 1. Hobson-Jobson: The Anglo-Indian Dictionary, eds.

    The English Is Coming!

  • SHAMPOO 1. Hobson-Jobson: The Anglo-Indian Dictionary, eds.

    The English Is Coming!

  • In the far northwest, comprising western Ohio and the Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan Territories, the Americans battled an Anglo-Indian alliance, with Tecumseh serving as the nominal leader for the northwestern Indians.

    Between War and Peace

  • Yet it isn't really Indian; it's Anglo-Indian, concocted from a classic Indian preparation to suit British tastes.

    Hope & Glory

  • The British rulers of colonial India sent an Anglo-Indian army into Afghanistan in 1839 to establish it as a buffer state against the advances of imperial Russia in Central Asia.

    In Bob Woodward's 'Obama's Wars,' Neil Sheehan sees parallels to Vietnam

  • The British rulers of colonial India sent an Anglo-Indian army there in 1839 to establish Afghanistan as a buffer state against the advances of imperial Russia in Central Asia.

    In Bob Woodward's 'Obama's Wars,' Neil Sheehan sees parallels to Vietnam

  • Anglo-Indian cooperation, however, only opened up well-established American bugaboos about the violence of an Indian war; even Thomas Jefferson linked the war to those emotions, arguing in June 1812, “[To take] possession of that country [Canada] secures our women & children for ever from the tomahawk & scalping knife, by removing those who excite them.”

    Between War and Peace

  • Peter Carty decided it was time to celebrate his mother's Anglo-Indian heritage.

    My Indian summer

  • My brother-in-law's mum is Anglo-Indian and I've been privileged to watched her cook for the past 30 years.

    Observer Food Monthly Awards 2011 best reader's recipe: Maria Kuehn

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