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English definition of “Anglo-Saxon”

Anglo-Saxon

adjective uk   /ˌæŋ.ɡləʊˈsæk.sən/ us    /ˌæŋ.ɡloʊ-/
describes the people who lived in England from about AD 600 and their language and customs describes modern societies that are based on or influenced by English customs

Anglo-Saxon

noun uk   /ˌæŋ.ɡləʊˈsæk.sən/ us    /ˌæŋ.ɡloʊ-/

Anglo-Saxon noun (PERSON)

[C] one of the Anglo-Saxon people
See also

Anglo-Saxon noun (LANGUAGE)

[U] the language of the Anglo-Saxon people
(Definition of Anglo-Saxon from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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