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Brit (n.)

U.S. colloquial shortening of Britisher or Briton, 1901, formerly (with Britisher) felt as offensive by Englishmen traveling in the States, who regarded it as another instance of the "odious vulgarism" of the Americans, but Bret and Bryt were common Old English words for the (Celtic) Britons and survived until c. 1300. In Old French, Bret as an adjective meant "British, Breton; cunning, crafty; simple-minded, stupid."

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Definitions of Brit from WordNet
1
brit (n.)
the young of a herring or sprat or similar fish;
Synonyms: britt
brit (n.)
minute crustaceans forming food for right whales;
Synonyms: britt
2
Brit (n.)
a native or inhabitant of Great Britain;
Synonyms: Britisher / Briton
From wordnet.princeton.edu