French·​man ˈfrench-mən How to pronounce Frenchman (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of France
: a person who is of French descent

Examples of Frenchman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Freak Show came to town, and the 19-year-old Frenchman looked more like a P.T. Barnum attraction than the next LeBron James in the Clippers’ 123-83 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 31 Oct. 2023 His abstractions, though, are deeply rooted in art history and in heady metaphysical notions, referencing the avant-garde ideas of early conceptual artists like Russian Kazimir Malevich and Frenchman Marcel Duchamp. Jay Cheshes, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Oct. 2023 Both resorts were part of a $425 million rebuild project at Frenchman’s Reef following 2017 hurricanes. Perri Ormont Blumberg Fox News, Fox News, 17 Oct. 2023 This Maine Resort Has Heated Igloos, an Ice Bar, and an Oceanfront Hot Tub for a Magical Winter Getaway The Saltair Inn For those who prefer classic bed-and-breakfast accommodations, The Saltair Inn is located in Bar Harbor with views of Frenchman Bay. Erinne Magee, Travel + Leisure, 16 Oct. 2023 Before Musk officially bought X, then Twitter, the Frenchman flew to Texas to meet him, also extracting a video pledge from Musk that the platform would comply with the regulation. Morgan Meaker, WIRED, 11 Oct. 2023 Before ever encountering the Warrens, Valak took out a convent, murdered some priests, and possessed a very hot Frenchman. Vulture, 15 Sep. 2023 The Marriott Bonvoy property includes four beach and poolside bars with private cabanas, an infinity oceanfront pool, and access to charter private boats on Frenchman's Reef. Kristin Braswell, Travel + Leisure, 12 Sep. 2023 The Frenchman was one of the world’s great submariners. Catherine Porter, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Frenchman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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French·​man ˈfrench-mən How to pronounce Frenchman (audio)
: a person who is French
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