Definition of British Asian in English:

British Asian

Pronunciation /ˌbrɪtɪʃ ˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌbrɪtɪʃ ˈeɪʒ(ə)n/

adjective

  • 1Designating a person of South Asian origin or descent who holds a British passport (or the right to one) and is (or was) a resident of a former British colony in East Africa; of or relating to such people collectively.

  • 2Of or relating to British people of South Asian origin or descent; designating such a person.

noun

  • 1historical A person of South Asian origin or descent who holds a British passport (or the right to one) and is (or was) a resident of a former British colony in East Africa. See sense A. 1.

  • 2A British person of South Asian origin or descent.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Times. From British + Asian.