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[trahybz-muh n]
noun, plural tribes·men.
  1. a member of a tribe.
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Origin of tribesman

1790–1800; tribe + 's1 + -man
Related formsnon·tribes·man, noun, plural non·tribes·men.
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Examples from the Web for tribesman

Historical Examples

  • I would speak to my tribesman,” he said, “here, where all may hear.

    The Black Phantom

    Leo Edward Miller

  • They were more than gods to the Celtic tribesman—they were kinsmen.

  • The slaying of a tribesman need not in all cases cause a war.

  • A tribesman's property consisted of his cattle and his serfs.

  • It was also plain that the Mohawks were about ready to rush to the assistance of their tribesman.

    Running Fox

    Elmer Russell Gregor

British Dictionary definitions for tribesman


noun plural -men
  1. a member of a tribe
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