Breton definition by Webster's New World
of Brittany or its people, language, or culture
Origin: French ultimately same word as Briton
- a person born or living in Brittany
- the Celtic language spoken in Brittany
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Breton, André 1896-1966; Fr. poet & art critic: a founder of surrealism
Breton definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of or relating to Brittany or its people, language, or culture.noun
- A native or inhabitant of Brittany.
- The Celtic language of Brittany. Also called Armoric.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French; see Briton.
, André 1896-1966.
French poet and literary theorist. He began to write after World War I, at first linking himself with Dadaism but breaking with that movement to write the first manifesto of surrealism (1924).