2. Noun. In the United States, an American, especially a White American, whose native language is English. The term generally is used in contrast to Americans for whom Spanish is their native language, or people whose ancestry is from Latin America. The term is used without regard to English descent. It is likely derived as a reference to English (rather than Spanish) as a native language. ¹
3. Noun. A white-skinned person. ¹
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Definition of Anglo
1. a white North American of non-Hispanic or non-French descent [n -GLOS]
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Literary usage of Anglo
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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"MILTON: WAS HE AN anglo-SAXON SCHOLAR? (P' S. iv. 100. 181.) The similarity between the ... Professor Andras, in his Disquisitio de Carminibus anglo- ..."
2. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1913)
"Incidentally he has enabled us to estimate the nature and the duration of the influence which anglo-Saxon law exercised upon the jurisprudence of the ..."
3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"CHAPTER III SOCIAL CONDITION OF THE anglo-AMERICANS ASOCIAL condition is ... THE STRIKING CHARACTERISTIC OF THE SOCIAL CONDITION- OP THE anglo-AMERICANS IN ..."
4. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1900)
"The marvellous change of aspect to be offered by the face of humanity under the universal domination of anglo-Saxon ideas ..."
5. The North American Review by Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1891)
"Had he taken time to think, he would have realized that the people he called anglo-Saxon were Celtic, even as the Campbells themselves. ..."
6. A Complete Manual of English Literature by Thomas Budd Shaw, Henry Theodore Tuckerman, Sir William Smith (1867)
"It remains to notice two great monuments of anglo-Saxon prose literature, the Chronicle and the Laws. The Saxon Chronicle ua record of the history of the ..."