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a white American of non-Hispanic descent, as distinguished especially from an American of Mexican or Spanish descent.
(sometimes lowercase) an English-speaking person in a place where English is not the language of the majority.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Anglos.
a combining form of :
Anglo-Norman; Anglo-Catholic.
Contemporary Examples

During the boom years, Anglo expanded its market share by reckless lending, especially to property developers.
The Men Who Killed the Economy Niall Stanage November 18, 2010

Of course, there are plenty of African Americans who give their kids Anglo names.
Are Black Names ‘Weird,’ or Are You Just Racist? Jamelle Bouie September 12, 2013

Sean FitzPatrick was the CEO of Anglo Irish Bank from 1986 to 2005.
The Men Who Killed the Economy Niall Stanage November 18, 2010

Quinn lost his fortune after he amassed control of 25% of Anglo Irish Bank, which promptly went under in the 2007 financial crash.
The Zillionaires Who Lost Everything Tom Sykes October 25, 2014

The office of Chief Rabbi is not a secular creation; it evolved as the small Anglo Jewish community’s needs grew.
Lord Jonathan Sacks In Retrospect Paul Usiskin March 24, 2013

Historical Examples

The same slow process of the ages which has wrought out Anglo Saxon civilization will elevate this race.
Old Times in Dixie Land Caroline E. Merrick

The word itself serves to preserve a memorial of the nature of the institution, Rother being Anglo–Saxon for horned cattle.
Warwickshire Clive Holland

“Well, there is a pretty fair infusion of Anglo Saxon blood among our slaves, now,” said Augustine.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe

Now in Lenny’s mind there was pre-eminently that quality which distinguishes the Anglo Saxon race,—the sense of justice.
My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

For the thoroughly genuine and artistic pageant Anglo Saxons have to go to Italy.
Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car Francis Miltoun

noun (pl) -glos
(US) a White inhabitant of the United States who is not of Latin extraction
(Austral) an Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent
(Canadian) an English-speaking Canadian, esp one of Anglo-Celtic origin; an Anglo-Canadian
combining form
denoting English or England: Anglo-Saxon

“American, English-speaking white person,” 1941, southwestern U.S., from Anglo-American. Anglo was used similarly of native, English-speakers in Canada from 1800 and Britain from 1964.

from Medieval Latin Anglo-, comb. form of Angli “the English” (see Angle).


A white person; paddy (Hispanics)
Spanish angloamericano (Anglo-American [that is, White North American of non-Hispanic descent])


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  • Anglo-catholic

    an adherent of Anglo-Catholicism. a member of the Church of England, as distinguished from a Roman Catholic or member of the Greek or Russian Orthodox churches. of or relating to Anglo-Catholicism or Anglo-Catholics. Historical Examples Ten or fifteen years afterwards Anglo-Catholic sentiment was again strong. Studies in Contemporary Biography James Bryce, Viscount Bryce Who ever […]

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