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Cornishman

[ kawr-nish-muhn ]

noun

, plural Cor·nish·men.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Cornwall.


ˈCornishman

/ ˈkɔːnɪʃmən /

noun

  1. a man who is a native or inhabitant of Cornwall


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Cornishman1

1375–1425; late Middle English. See Cornish, man

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Example Sentences

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

This circulated rapidly through the Duchy, and reached London, where it is said to have procured the Cornishman's release.

The typical Cornishman has always been a fisher or a tin-miner; and both still flourish.

One Cornishman afterwards related that he was pulled out at every station and made to fight.

Raleigh, partly a Cornishman, still retains popular fame as the man who flung his rich cloak in the mud for the Queen to step on.

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