En·​glish·​man ˈiŋ-glish-mən How to pronounce Englishman (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of England

Examples of Englishman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet the Englishman gets no pleasure out of plundering, even when there are bigger paydays on the horizon. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 30 Mar. 2024 Clegg, the sports editor, is an Englishman who lives with his family in New York. James Raia, The Mercury News, 27 Mar. 2024 Jaidee, who had at least a share of the lead for the first 35 holes, followed his first-round 62 with a 2-under 69 to finish at 11-under, with Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez (68 Saturday) and Englishman Paul Broadhurst (70 Saturday) both at 9-under. Randy Youngman, Orange County Register, 23 Mar. 2024 The Northern Englishman recently sold 120 guitars and amplifiers, with charities the British Red Cross, Tusk, Brave Hearts of the North East and Teenage Cancer Trust among the beneficiaries. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 19 Mar. 2024 The protagonist, John Merrick, an Englishman who lived in the Victorian era, had a disease that caused unusual and debilitating growths on his body and his head, and, as a result he was mocked and shunned, treated as a curiosity, and put on display in a circus. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 19 Mar. 2024 Yet, the 68-year-old Englishman seemed fully in his element as the band rolled through the 16-song main set and lengthy encore. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, 15 Mar. 2024 Neither driver has ever won a race, but Piastri upstaged the Englishman with a victory in a sprint race in Qatar last October. Brad Spurgeon, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2024 This weekend, however, Ancelotti will again be able to call on the Englishman which gives his side a boost not just domestically, but also for next week's last 16 second leg decider with Leipzig. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Englishman was before the 12th century

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“Englishman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Englishman. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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En·​glish·​man ˈiŋ-glish-mən How to pronounce Englishman (audio)
: a person born or living in England
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