a term formerly used for the possessions of Great Britain in the West Indies.
Compare West Indies (def 2).
a former name for the states in the Caribbean that are members of the Commonwealth: the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; along with the islands which remain as United Kingdom dependencies: Anguilla, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands
noun a British breed of medium-sized white cattle with black points, bred mainly for meat
a native or inhabitant of Britain. Historical Examples Eastern Nights – and Flights Alan Bott The Quadroon Mayne Reid Curly Roger Pocock Lorimer of the Northwest Harold Bindloss It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson Lady Luck Hugh Wiley The Voice in the Fog Harold MacGrath Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 15, […]
of or relating to Great Britain or its inhabitants. used especially by natives or inhabitants of Great Britain: In this dictionary, “Brit.” is an abbreviation for “British usage.”. the people native to or inhabiting Great Britain. British English. the Celtic language of the ancient Britons. adjective relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Britain or any […]
Briticism. any custom, manner, characteristic, or quality peculiar to or associated with the British people. the aggregate of such qualities regarded as characteristic of a British person: His cool reserve is just part of his Britishism. noun a variant of Briticism