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An·glo      [ang-gloh] Pronunciation Key noun, plural -glos, adjective
1.a white American of non-Hispanic descent, as distinguished esp. from an American of Mexican or Spanish descent.
2.(sometimes lowercase) an English-speaking person in a place where English is not the language of the majority.
3.of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Anglos.

[Origin: 1835–45; independent use of Anglo-]
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An·glo also an·glo       (āng'glō)  Pronunciation Key 
n.   pl. An·glos also an·glos
  1. Informal An Anglo-American.
  2. An English-speaking person, especially a white North American who is not of Hispanic or French descent.

[Short for Anglo-American.]

An'glo adj.
Usage Note: In contemporary American usage, Anglo is used primarily in direct contrast to Hispanic or Latino. In this context it is not limited to persons of English or even British descent, but can be generally applied to any non-Hispanic white person. Thus in parts of the United States with large Hispanic populations, an American of Polish, Irish, or German heritage might be termed an Anglo just as readily as a person of English descent. However, in parts of the country where the Hispanic community is smaller or nonexistent, or in areas where ethnic distinctions among European groups remain strong, Anglo has little currency as a catch-all term for non-Hispanic whites. · Anglo is also used in non-Hispanic contexts. In Canada, where its usage dates at least to 1800, the distinction is between persons of English and French descent. And in American historical contexts Anglo is apt to be used more strictly to refer to persons of English heritage, as in this passage describing the politics of nation-building in pre-Revolutionary America: "The 'unity' of the American people derived ... from the ability and willingness of an Anglo elite to stamp its image on other peoples coming to this country" (Benjamin Schwarz).

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"American, English-speaking white person," 1941, southwestern U.S., from Anglo-American (1738), from Anglo-, comb. form of Angle, as used in Anglo-Saxon (q.v.) + American. Anglo was used similarly in Canada from 1800 and Britain from 1964.

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Anglo- [ӕŋgləu]as part of a word
Example: Anglo-American.
Arabic: بادِئَة مَعْناها: إنْجْليزي
Chinese (Simplified): 英国(的)
Chinese (Traditional): 英國(的)
Czech: Anglo-
Danish: engelsk-; anglo-
Dutch: Engels-
Estonian: anglo-
Finnish: anglo-
French: anglo-
German: Anglo…
Greek: αγγλο- (ως α΄ συνθ.)
Hungarian: angol-
Icelandic: Ensk-
Indonesian: (bagian kata) Inggris
Italian: anglo-
Japanese: 英国の-
Korean: 「영국, 영국인」이라는 뜻의 연결형
Latvian: anglo-
Lithuanian: anglo-, anglų (ir)
Norwegian: engelsk-, anglo-
Polish: Anglo-
Portuguese (Brazil): anglo-
Portuguese (Portugal): anglo-
Romanian: anglo-­
Russian: англо-
Slovak: Anglo-
Slovenian: anglo, angleško-
Spanish: anglo
Swedish: engelsk-, anglo-
Turkish: İngiltere-, İngiliz-
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American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary 3rd Edition - Cite This Source - Share This
Spanish angloamericano (Anglo-American)[that is, White North American of non-Hispanic descent]

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