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[trahybz-muh n] /ˈtraɪbz mən/
noun, plural tribesmen.
a member of a tribe.
Origin of tribesman
1790-1800; tribe + 's1 + -man
Related forms
nontribesman, noun, plural nontribesmen. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Besides, what of the traitor who induced the tribesmen to attack us?

    In the grip of the Mullah F. S. Brereton
  • And with good reason, for he is the most skillful of the tribesmen.

    The Arrow-Maker Mary Austin
  • The idea had sustained him ever since he had learned of the plight of his tribesmen.

    White Otter Elmer Russell Gregor
  • And, as for me, Chisera, I wish I could persuade the tribesmen to look as favorably on me as you do.

    The Arrow-Maker Mary Austin
  • If they were to flee through the woods, there would certainly be time for only a shot or two when the tribesmen found them.

    The Barbarians John Sentry
  • It has been brought down to us by tribesmen on both sides of the river.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
British Dictionary definitions for tribesmen


noun (pl) -men
a member of a tribe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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