Definition of

Sassenach

  1. (noun, person) the Scots' term for an English person

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Alternate forms of Sassenach

Hypernyms: english person

Origin of the word Sassenach

  1. Gaelic for "English person," 1771, Sassenaugh, lit. "Saxon," from L. Saxones, from a Gmc. source (cf. O.E. Seaxe "the Saxons"). The modern form of the word was established c.1814 by Sir Walter Scott, from Scot. Sasunnoch, Ir. Sasanach, Welsh Seisnig. more

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