Little Englander

UK [ˌlɪt(ə)l ˈɪŋɡləndə(r)] / US [ˌlɪt(ə)l ˈɪŋɡləndər] noun [countable]
Word forms "Little Englander":
singular Little Englander plural Little Englanders showing disapproval
someone who thinks that people in England should concentrate on English affairs and that foreign countries should not be allowed to influence what happens in England

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Little Englander — is a term dating from the time of the Second Boer War (1899 ndash;1901). The term then designated people who were against the British Empire and for England to extend no further than the borders of the United Kingdom. For example Arthur Ponsonby… …   Wikipedia

  • Little Englander — Little Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Little Englander — ► NOUN informal ▪ a person opposed to an international role or policy for Britain …   English terms dictionary

  • little englander — noun Usage: usually capitalized L&E : an Englishman opposed to territorial expansion of the British Empire and usually anticipating the gradual voluntary secession of existing possessions therefrom * * * ˌLittle ˈEnglander 7 [Little Englander… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Little Englander — Little Englandism. an English person who believes the best interests of Britain are served by attention to Britain itself, rather than to the concerns of the empire. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • Little Englander — noun a) someone who advocated an end to the British Empire b) someone unaware of the world outside England …   Wiktionary

  • Little Englander — noun informal a person opposed to an international role or policy for Britain …   English new terms dictionary

  • Little — Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Little chief — Little Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Little Englandism — Little Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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