One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Irish person who greatly admires England or Britain.
- ‘While the overwhelming majority of Irish people consider themselves to be ethnically Irish, some Irish nationals see themselves as Irish of British descent, a group sometimes referred to as the ‘Anglo-Irish’ or ‘West Britons.’’
- ‘Only three years before the war, in 1936, the Admiral, a self-confessed ‘West Briton’ and staunch unionist living in County Cork, had been shot dead.’
- ‘In these circumstances, nationalists were often dismissive of Dublin Anglo-Irish Protestants, dubbing them ‘West Britons’.’
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