Definition of Britishness in English:



  • [mass noun] The quality of being British or of having characteristics regarded as typically British:

    ‘a brand that used to boast its Britishness on its carrier bags’
    ‘my Britishness comes out in my writing’
    • ‘In trying to avoid American terminology, your album tries to translate everything into a Britishness.’
    • ‘Generations of British musicians have found Britishness to be a rather thorny subject.’
    • ‘The context of the development of television is highly British, in the late-eighteenth-century sense of Britishness.’
    • ‘The mid-century wars had generated much patriotic rhetoric in praise of Britishness.’
    • ‘The unionists have adopted fish and chips as a symbol of Britishness.’