I. adjective 1. relating to or denoting the Germanic inhabitants of England from their arrival in the 5th century up to the Norman Conquest. 2. of English descent. 3. of, in, or relating to the Old English language. 4.
‹informal› (of an English word or expression) plain, in particular vulgar
• using a lot of good old Anglo-Saxon expletives.
II. noun 1. a Germanic inhabitant of England between the 5th century and the Norman Conquest. 2. a person of English descent. 3.
(chiefly N. Amer.) any white, English-speaking person.
4. [ mass noun] — the Old English language. 5.
‹informal› plain English, in particular vulgar slang.
– origin from modern Latin Anglo-Saxones (plural), medieval Latin Angli Saxones.