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The nationality name for a person from the united kingdom. It's also a language in its own right because they use words to represent meanings, words like bird, tart, claret, filth, bloody, etc etc etc.
by Dave January 15, 2004
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Someone said:

"I also thought the americans were our friends...obviously not, they seem to hate us for some reason judging by the amount of crap isults posted in this dictionary..."

Well, I think this has more to do with what so many British people say about Americans than the other way around.

I personally love and respect the UK as well as its people. When I went there, it was fantastic. Very nice people, very scenic areas, and lovely automobiles that aren't sold here in the US. If only I could have an Audi RS4 Avant... (-:

There should be no stereotypes from either "side." It just doesn't make sense. What's the point? Most British people don't have bad teeth, and most Americans aren't nearly as stupid/ignorant as they'd like to believe.

A lot of it just stems from the most visible celebrities. Most notably, our president, but also eternally messed-up persons like Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. How about focusing on Barack Obama, Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Janet Jackson, George Clooney etc. instead? The people that have made this world a better place are the only ones worth talking about.

And a lot of those people happen to be British! I can't wait to go back.
American 1: I'd like to live in London some day. It's very beautiful.

American 2: Definitely... and the British aren't bad, either.
by glencoe_fox January 28, 2008
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British is the adjectival form of Britain. In terms of etymology, it is derived from Pretannic, a term once used as collective description for the inhabitants of both Great Britain and Ireland.
by A true definition August 22, 2006
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If you are british you are one of the greatest people alive.The British are the most intelligent,most soficisticated and the best people in the world.
We invented everything that is more than half decent and we made the world what it is today.
"Dude are you British","Why yes I am", "Im so jealous of you cos Im a Yank and all we invented is pollution and friendly fire"
by LewThePimp May 19, 2007
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People who everyone seems to think drinks tea and is all posh and upper class and are soft but seem to forget or don't seem to know that today's british are descended from ancient britons,british celts, woads etc etc-who are some of the fiercest people who ever lived
uneducated, ignorant moron- You're british you're a snotty tea-drinking idiot

British person- Fuck you, I'm descended from Woads, warriors who put woad juice on them to turn themselves blue and are like 7 foot tall! And would put the fear of god into you! Oh, and be glad Boudicca (yes that is it's proper spelling) can't hear you because if she could she'd get her chariot with swords on it's wheels and cut you in half!
by whatevermate101 July 11, 2009
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Clearly there are people reading this who dislike the British. I would have to say that I myself am English, and always ensure that I discern between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
I have good teeth (though the NHS dentistry is a bit of a running joke these days)
I'm not gay, but neither am I homophobic, and infact have several gay friends (who I am not, by the way, completely paranoid about to the point where I stand with my back to the wall every time I meet them).

I think one of the most important characteristics of the British is our ability to not take ourselves too seriously.
I laugh at some of the comments on here; yes I am sure we often give off the "higher than thou" vibe, and I can see why many other cultures would resent us, and yes we have "mingers" just like everyone else. But water off a ducks back guys!

The way I see it, we know we're damn good, we just don't feel the need to show off :-)
A quintessential British Icon,
If you're not a Brit, then you're not it.
by tom_densa August 14, 2006
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what i am, britain is the greatest island on earth, england, scotland and ireland are the greatest countries on earth, we must however apologise for wales, something went badly wrong., we have outstanding natural beauty, there is nothing better than looking out of my bedroom window in the moring and seeing the beautiful english countryside, i am grateful everyday that i am british, we have a queen, we have several great sports teams (manchester united, liverpool, chelsea, arsenal, england cricket football and rugby teams etc) we have produced some of the greatest minds in history (newton etc) we have produced shakespere, chauser and of course we have some of the most stunning females to ever grace Gods green earth, i love being british, i must give a big shout out to all the peoples of the world, it doesn't matter to me if you are british, american, italien, french, iraqi, christian, muslim, hidu, jewish, we are all brothers and sisters and we need to get along.
P.S
we had a bigger empire than the romans aswell.
britain is great, i love everyday as a true britishman.
by british1 May 24, 2006
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