Definitions

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

  • n. A man who is a native or inhabitant of France.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A man of French birth or nationality.
  • n. A home-made tool used by bricklayers to cut excess mortar from newly pointed brickwork.
  • n. The red-legged partridge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A native or one of the people of France.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man of the French nation; a native inhabitant of France, or one belonging to the French race.
  • n. A French ship.

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

  • n. a person of French nationality

Etymologies

French +‎ -man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Like the mallards that return each spring to have their ducklings, our farmer-Frenchman is helping the earth to give birth.

    bapteme - French Word-A-Day

  • Kevin MacDonald, who was appointed on a caretaker basis at the start of the season, had a better record than the Frenchman from the same number of matches.

    Villa give Gérard Houllier little to cheer in draw with Birmingham

  • Also: "Taken just on a political level, [How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman] is one of sharpest satires of colonial history ever made, especially since it's sourced out from the exploited culture's sensibility."

    GreenCine Daily: DVDs, 5/8.

  • In business as well as politics, the first duty of every Frenchman is to shaft the English.

    Irony compounded by irony

  • The tires were deemed irreplaceable by a certain Frenchman (!!!), who suggested we ditch the vélo.

    choc - French Word-A-Day

  • New York: Got a needed frontcourt scorer in Frenchman Frederic Weis, who will back up Patrick Ewing.

    Bulls among 14 teams that won on draft day

  • They lauded his skill in all the arts, his fine manner, his force, his generosity and gaiety, and generally concluded with these words: He was the perfect Frenchman, that is to say, the most amiable of mortals.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • I said, "Do you realize that a week ago in Berlin, Hitler said that no Frenchman will ever spend a penny in time of peace to save his country, but every Frenchman is willing to die any number of the most horrible deaths to defend his country in time of war."

    Dictators and Democrats

  • The Frenchman is a worker and, let me point out, during the fourteen years following the War the total number of unemployed was not as large as for any one year in Toronto during that period.

    A Royalist Fiasco

  • Agassiz, the learned and charming Frenchman, is also one of my habitués on Saturday evenings, and Count Pourtalés, a Swiss nobleman of good family, who has accompanied Agassiz to this country!

    Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

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