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    anglo-saxon - Dictionary definition and meaning for word anglo-saxon

    (noun) a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest Definition
    (noun) 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'
    Example Sentence
    • in the ninth century the Vikings began raiding the Anglo-Saxons in Britain
    • his ancestors were not just British, they were Anglo-Saxons
    (noun) English prior to about 1100
    Synonyms : old english
    (adj) of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language
    Example Sentence
    • Anglo-Saxon poetry
    • The Anglo-Saxon population of Scotland
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