Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A word, phrase, or idiom characteristic of or peculiar to English as it is spoken in Great Britain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A word or figure of speech used in Britain exclusively or primarily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A word, phrase, or idiom peculiar to Great Britain; any manner of using a word or words that is peculiar to Great Britain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A word, phrase, or idiom of the English language peculiar to the British.

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

  • n. an expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English)

Etymologies

From Briti(sh), on the model of words such as Gallicism.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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