clansman

noun

clans·​man ˈklanz-mən How to pronounce clansman (audio)
: a member of a clan

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Then again, Christopher Lambert doesn't exactly sell his lead role as a Scottish clansman. Clark Collis, EW.com, 31 Oct. 2020 When one of Shade’s clansmen sleeps with a woman from another tribe, Shade is called upon to avenge the curse this affair will wreak on his people. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2019 Thousands of spectators attend the yearly event where clansmen test each other’s prowess in various competitions, including bagpiping, drumming, highland dancing and sheep dog trials. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 June 2019 About 10,000 people gather for the event, in which clansmen compete in various competitions, including bagpiping, drumming, highland dancing, athletics and sheep dog trials. Lisa Deaderick, sandiegouniontribune.com, 22 June 2018 The design, which depicts two giants, the Taku River, clansmen, a bear holding a shield, the sun, a wolf and more, is starting to take shape. Alex Mccarthy, The Seattle Times, 16 Dec. 2017 But unbeknownst to Claire, Jamie did in fact survive the Battle of Culloden while most of his Highlander clansmen did not. Sydney Bucksbaum, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Sep. 2017 And in addition to physical threats, Jamie has to face the trauma of losing Claire, and nearly all of his clansmen. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2017 By marshaling the support of fellow clansmen and other donors, the project drew support from as far away as the United States and Britain, providing crucial food and water to nearly 1,000 families. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 July 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clansman was in 1810

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“Clansman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clansman. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

clansman

noun

clans·​man ˈklanz-mən How to pronounce clansman (audio)
: a member of a clan

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