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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, 1914 Various
The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
The U-boat hunters James B. Connolly

noun (not used by the British)
a native or inhabitant of Great Britain
any British subject


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