Little Englander
a) someone who advocated an end to the British Empire
b) someone unaware of the world outside England

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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 — 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… …   English 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 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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