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Englishman

[ing-glish-muh n or, often, -lish-] /ˈɪŋ glɪʃ mən or, often, -lɪʃ-/
noun, plural Englishmen.
1.
a native or a naturalized citizen of England.
2.
an English ship.
Origin of Englishman
950
before 950; Middle English; Old English Engliscman. See English, man1
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  • My granddaughter, you may have heard, is engaged to an Englishman.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • "May have its comb clipped if it make over-much noise," broke in an Englishman.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I have never seen a man get off his horse as quick as did that stranger Englishman.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • And to that old French province the Englishman of the colonies must go to find his country!

    Old News Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • With only whiskers nobody could take Monsieur for anything but an Englishman.

British Dictionary definitions for Englishman

Englishman

/ˈɪŋɡlɪʃmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a male native or inhabitant of England
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Englishman

Old English Engliscman, from English (n.1) + man (n.). Englishwoman is from c.1400. Englander "native of England" is from 1820; in some cases from German Engländer.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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