[kawr-nish-muh n]

noun, plural Cor·nish·men.

a native or inhabitant of Cornwall.

Origin of Cornishman

1375–1425; late Middle English. See Cornish, man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cornishman

Historical Examples of cornishman

  • With a cry of pain the Cornishman flung himself to one side and tore loose.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • The Cornishman left his work and walked to Fairchild's side.

    The Cross-Cut

    Courtney Ryley Cooper

  • “Well, yes, I suppose it is,” said the Cornishman thoughtfully.

    To Win or to Die

    George Manville Fenn

  • “Ahoy to you, and good morning, whoever you are,” cried the Cornishman.

    To Win or to Die

    George Manville Fenn

  • As soon as they were a few yards away, the Cornishman laughed and winked.

    To Win or to Die

    George Manville Fenn

British Dictionary definitions for cornishman


noun plural -men

a man who is a native or inhabitant of Cornwall
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