[ ing-glish-muh n or, often, -lish- ]
/ ˈɪŋ glɪʃ mən or, often, -lɪʃ- /

noun, plural Eng·lish·men.

a native or a naturalized citizen of England.
an English ship.

Origin of Englishman

before 950; Middle English; Old English Engliscman. See English, man1

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/ (ˈɪŋɡlɪʃmən) /

noun plural -men

a male native or inhabitant of England
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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.

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