Of or relating to the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia, to the area of England formerly belonging to this kingdom, or to the modern geographical area of East Anglia. Also: of the English language as spoken in East Anglia. Compare also "East Anglish".
1A native or inhabitant of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia, or of the modern geographical region of East Anglia.
2The dialect of English spoken in East Anglia.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Michael Drayton (1536–1631), poet. From the name of the early medieval kingdom of East Anglia + -an.