Origin of AngloAmerican Spanish
- English, English and: Anglophone, Anglo-American
- Anglican: Anglo-Catholic
Origin of Anglo-from Classical Latin Anglus, singular of Angli, Angles (see Angle)
- An Anglo-American.
- An English-speaking person, especially a white North American who is not of Hispanic or French ancestry.
Origin of AngloShort for Anglo-American
Usage Note: In contemporary American usage, Anglo is used primarily in distinguishing a white English-speaking person from a person of Hispanic heritage. In this context it is not limited to persons of English ancestry, but can be generally applied to any non-Hispanic white person. Thus in parts of the United States with large Hispanic populations, an American of Polish, Irish, or German heritage might be termed an Anglo just as readily as a person of English ancestry. However, in parts of the country where the Hispanic community is small, or in areas where ethnic distinctions among European groups remain strong, Anglo has little currency as a general term for non-Hispanic whites. • Anglo is also used in non-Hispanic contexts. In Canada, where its usage dates at least to 1800, the distinction is between persons of English and French ancestry. And in American historical contexts Anglo is normally used more strictly to refer to persons of English heritage.
Origin of Anglo-New Latin from Latin Anglī the English people ; see Angle .
- An English person or person of English ancestry.
- In the United States, an American, especially a White American, whose native language is English. The term generally is used in contrast to Americans for whom Spanish is their native language, or people whose ancestry is from Latin America. The term is used without regard to English descent. It is likely derived as a reference to English (rather than Spanish) as a native language.
- A white-skinned person.
- Alternative capitalization of anglo.