Definition of Englishman in English:



  • A male native or inhabitant of England, or a man of English descent.

    • ‘But his arrival changed the way that football is played in England, and the way it is played by Englishmen.’
    • ‘At one point there was an Englishman, an Irishman, a Welshman and a Scot on the first page of the leaderboard.’
    • ‘But none of the Englishmen will say that England will win.’
    • ‘But he had declared of himself that he had been born in England, and that he was an Englishman.’
    • ‘They're people of her own sort, regular middle-class Englishmen and Englishwomen.’
    • ‘Nor was the Finn thrilled by the prospect of having the abrasive Englishman for a team-mate next year.’
    • ‘I believe it is my right as an Englishman to celebrate my national day and an infringement of my rights to stop celebrations.’
    • ‘Composed mainly of Germans and some Englishmen, the club was fanatically secretive about its activities, demanding that members abided by strict rules.’
    • ‘Firstly, I still believe that the England manager's job should have gone to an Englishman.’
    • ‘Those fans who want an Englishman to run the national side will be encouraged by the football Premiership table this morning.’
    • ‘He was an Englishman committed to his nation's titanic economic struggle against the Dutch.’
    • ‘There were, then, good practical reasons why Englishmen should control the English Church and mould its character and personnel.’