Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
name given to the Germanic-speaking peoples who settled in England after the decline of Roman rule there. They were first invited by the Celtic King Vortigern, who needed help fighting the Picts and Scots. The Angles (Lat.
..... Click the link for more information. .
a Germanic tribe that lived in the early first millennium A.D. in the northern part of the Jutland Peninsula. In the fifth and sixth centuries some Jutes, together with Angles and Saxons, settled in Britain. In the southeastern section of Britain they founded the kingdom of Kent. On the Continent the Jutes were subjugated by the Danes.
The Jutes subsequently became part of the Danish and English nationalities.