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Definition of 'anglo-saxon'


  1. a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman conquest
  2. 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'; "in the ninth century the Vikings began raiding the Anglo-Saxons in Britain"; "his ancestors were not just British, they were Anglo-Saxons"
  3. English prior to about 1100
       Synonyms: Old English


  1. of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language; "Anglo-Saxon poetry"; "The Anglo-Saxon population of Scotland"

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