- a member of the Germanic peoples (Angles, Saxons, and Jutes) that invaded England (5th-6th cent. ) and were there at the time of the Norman Conquest
- the language of these peoples, Old English
- modern English, esp. plain, blunt language of Old English origin
- a person of English nationality or descent
Origin of Anglo-Saxonfrom Medieval Latin Anglo-Saxones: see Angle and Saxon
- of the Anglo-Saxons or their language or culture
- of their descendants; English
- A member of one of the Germanic peoples, the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes, who settled in Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries.
- Any of the descendants of the Anglo-Saxons, who were dominant in England until the Norman Conquest of 1066.
- See Old English.
- A person of English ancestry.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of Anglo-Saxons, their descendants, or their language or culture; English.