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.
The minute marine animals (chiefly Entomostraca) upon which the right whales feed.
© Webster 1913.
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