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Brit

 (brĭt)
n. Informal
A British person.

brit

also britt  (brĭt)
n.
1. The young of herring and similar fish.
2. Minute marine organisms, such as crustaceans of the genus Calanus, that are a major source of food for right whales.

[Perhaps from Cornish brȳthel, mackerel (from Old Cornish breithil, from *breith, speckled) or from Welsh brithyll, trout (from brith, speckled).]

brit

(brɪt)
n (functioning as singular or plural)
1. (Animals) the young of a herring, sprat, or similar fish
2. (Animals) minute marine crustaceans, esp copepods, forming food for many fishes and whales
[C17: perhaps from Cornish brӯthel mackerel; see brill]

Brit

(brɪt)
n
(Peoples) informal a British person

Brit

abbreviation for
1. (Placename) Britain
2. (Peoples) British

brit

(brɪt)

n.
plankton consisting of tiny marine copepods, eaten by whalebone whales.
[1595–1605; perhaps < Cornish brȳthel mackerel]

Brit

(brɪt)

n. Informal.
[1900–05; by shortening]

Brit.

1. Britain.
2. British.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Brit - a native or inhabitant of Great Britain
Great Britain, GB - an island comprising England and Scotland and Wales
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
English person - a native or inhabitant of England
patrial - a person who has the right to be considered legally a British citizen (by virtue of the birth of a parent or grandparent)
2.brit - the young of a herring or sprat or similar fish
young fish - a fish that is young
3.brit - minute crustaceans forming food for right whales
copepod, copepod crustacean - minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
Translations

Brit

[brɪt] Nbritánico/a m/f; (loosely) → inglés/esa m/f

Brit

[ˈbrɪt] n abbr (=British person) → Britannique mf

Brit

n (inf)Engländer m, → Tommy m (inf)

Brit

[brɪt] n abbr (fam) =Britoninglese m/f
References in classic literature ?
Now, during the past night and forenoon, the Pequod had gradually drifted into a sea, which, by its occasional patches of yellow brit, gave unusual tokens of the vicinity of Right Whales, a species of the Leviathan that but few supposed to be at this particular time lurking anywhere near.
She had preferred the country west of the River Brit to the upland farm for which she was now bound, because, for one thing, it was nearer to the home of her husband's father; and to hover about that region unrecognized, with the notion that she might decide to call at the Vicarage some day, gave her pleasure.
In the Propontis, as far as I can learn, none of that peculiar substance called brit is to be found, the aliment of the right whale.
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Brit Awards bosses responded by promising to address the lack of diversity among the nominees, with a "fresh look" at how they are chosen.
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