Short way of describing a Briton popular with Aussies and Americans when they don't want to use more derogatory terms for us.

Brit - the Hebrew word for covenant, treaty or testament. For example, 'brit mila' - the covenant of circumcision, or 'brit hadasha' - the new covenant or New Testament.

Brit, Britt (?), n. Zool. (a)

The young of the common herring; also, a small species of herring; the sprat.

(b)

The minute marine animals (chiefly Entomostraca) upon which the right whales feed.

 

© Webster 1913.

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