Definition of Brit in English:



  • A British person.

    • ‘How long, then, before we Brits show a spark of environmental awareness and try to pull off a similar coup.’
    • ‘Low-cost airline fares mean that far more Brits visit other parts of Europe now than did a decade ago.’
    • ‘I tend to think of the Guardian as a British publication, really of interest only to us Brits.’
    • ‘Of course us Brits love a loser and this horse has become something of legend - it even has its own website.’
    • ‘It sounds like a bad, if familiar, case of practical Brits versus visionary continentals.’
    • ‘It would be nice if there were some actual Brits in the cast, instead of all these colonials.’
    • ‘It's not only retired Brits who are settling here, but also younger people who are coming to look for work.’
    • ‘I'm not one of these Brits abroad who rushes each morning to find a British newspaper.’
    • ‘Let's face it, no one is interested now anyway as there are no Brits left in.’
    • ‘We Brits love to topple the mighty when they get too big for their boots.’
    • ‘The first place that springs to mind when thinking of Brits abroad is Spain.’
    • ‘Not many Brits understand the dilemma the Republican Movement finds itself in.’
    • ‘New York is currently packed with Brits taking advantage of the pound's high exchange rate.’
    • ‘Innocent Brits on holiday certainly should not have to suffer in this way.’
    • ‘The cost to the Brits in money, embarrassment and nerves was just getting out of hand.’
    • ‘We Brits are a nation obsessed by convertibles, despite the generally inclement weather.’
    • ‘Once the stereotype of Brits abroad was of painfully polite, post-Imperial types.’
    • ‘It's also possible that many visitors from Northern Ireland are classified as Brits.’
    • ‘We Brits are not confining ourselves to exporting our traditional behavior to Portugal.’
    • ‘The Brits there aren't coming home because they haven't done anything wrong, Hugo.’


  • British.

    • ‘Reviews have attributed to Brit author Lynne Truss an engaging wit that to me comes off as blandly methodic.’
    • ‘So York traders, parking charges aren't a threat to your businesses - Brit binge drinking culture is much more serious.’
    • ‘He's one of these instantly noticeable Brit actors, like Robert Carlyle.’
    • ‘There are many, many more interesting aspects of Brit culture to ponder than this.’
    • ‘Hip and edgy Brit rock lovers have a hole in their life without this record.’
    • ‘Remember the destruction of our education system and the collapse of Brit culture.’
    • ‘Smiling at yet another Brit tourist who hasn't quite worked out what the coins are worth must be trying after a while.’
    • ‘Couched in honest humour and Brit wit, The Men Commandments is a list of dos, don'ts and everything in between.’
    • ‘It's been on Brit TV, apparently, but at the usual silly times - I caught it in Boston.’
    • ‘It's better than average, but when you look at the general standard of Brit crime flicks, that's not saying much.’
    • ‘On this Saturday in 2004 I was having dinner at The Blue Plate with Brit friends Penny & Kevin.’
    • ‘Vera Drake, the character, is played by Brit stage vet Imelda Staunton.’
    • ‘In 1990 the British Art Show was a herald of the coming of Brit art.’
    • ‘It was good to see the TV news tonight of Brit soldiers finding explosives in Basra - a few bombs less.’
    • ‘I've received a comment that some of you Brit bloggers who visit may be interested in.’
    • ‘Anyway this got me into a day of listening to Brit girl singers of the 1960s.’
    • ‘Following in the footsteps of other shy but kind-hearted Brit gents are Keane.’
    • ‘It was a mix of questions, some about The Goodies, some about other Brit TV shows.’
    • ‘Why is it Brit reporters are so much more knowledgeable than most of their American compatriots?’
    • ‘A role in that other teen Brit landmark Quadrophenia followed, and Winstone seemed destined to become a new star of British cinema.’


Early 20th century: abbreviation.