Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who is a native or inhabitant of England.
  • n. A man of English descent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The grey partridge (in opposition to the Frenchman, ie the red-legged partridge).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A native or a naturalized inhabitant of England.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who was born in or is a citizen of England; in a broad sense, a man of the English race who preserves his distinctive racial character, wherever he resides.
  • n. An English ship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a man who is a native or inhabitant of England

Etymologies

Old English engliscmann, corresponding to English +‎ man. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For a brilliant American philosopher once said that what governs the Englishman is his inner atmosphere, the weather in his soul.

    St. George and Merrie England

  • We sometimes say, south of the line, and I have heard it also in London, "Yes, Yes, the Englishman is a brute, but he is a just brute."

    The Enduring Greatness of Newer Nations

  • He was told that that was what they called the Englishman, a painter, who lived with Ata up in the valley seven kilometres from where they were.

    Moon and Sixpence

  • Go back and take the family, the tribe, the petty principality, the little kingdom; it develops into the Heptarchy, and each Englishman begins to see, slowly, of course, but yet gradually-perhaps it takes centuries-he begins to see that every other Englishman is his fellow-countryman.

    Education and Empire Unity

  • Benjamin was taken aback when he met him, -- he could scarcely divine what this titled Englishman could want of him.

    From Boyhood to Manhood Life of Benjamin Franklin

  • The 37-year-old Englishman is only the fourth player to get there without having won a major.

    Lee Westwood Ranked No. 1, Jumps Tiger Woods

  • And Graeme Swann, though forgotten by the eminent judges of the ICC, proved that an Englishman is currently the best spinner in the world.

    Return of Ashes spirit can lift England out of post-Pakistan mire

  • Years ago we were more provincial even than now as, for instance, a certain Englishman, who wrote, while living in a small French town in 1813 these barbarians make fun of me everywhere just because I am properly dressed and speak the language of a human being.

    The Yankee Myth

  • And the Englishman is confident and has the game to become arguably the best-dressed major winner since Payne Stewart.

    Who's next for breakthrough in major? 12 players to watch

  • I am very sorry to discover that the Greatest Living Englishman is no longer living.

    Current Affairs

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