[french-muh n]

noun, plural French·men.

a native or inhabitant of the French nation.
a French ship.

Origin of Frenchman

before 1150; Middle English Frenshman, Old English Frencisc man. See French, man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of frenchman

Historical Examples of frenchman

  • They found her afterwards by her own hearthstone, thrust through by a Frenchman's bill.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Napoleon turned upon his tormentor; "a better man than you, Frenchman!"

  • I could see that he was not an Italian, neither was he a German nor a Frenchman.

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • With him, as with the average Frenchman, solvency was an eleventh commandment.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • You are no Frenchman, to spit flesh with a wire; but you can shoot, can't you?

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic

British Dictionary definitions for frenchman


noun plural -men

a native, citizen, or inhabitant of France
Derived FormsFrenchwoman, fem n
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