Definition of Frenchman in English:



  • 1A man who is French by birth or descent.

    • ‘Even ordinary Frenchmen and women are getting in on the Fourth of July celebrations this year.’
    • ‘Some Frenchmen, such as LaFayette were impressed by the ideology of freedom, but that wasn't what caused King Louis XVI to send an army and navy to help us out.’
    • ‘France is where the Frenchmen live, Denmark is where the Danes live.’
    • ‘There are nine Frenchmen in the side, including six in the pack.’
    • ‘How many French-Canadians or Frenchmen had I given my number out to?’
    • ‘The film tells the story of Jean, a Frenchman who is captured by a Brazilian tribe and desperately tries to assimilate with them.’
    • ‘The Frenchmen were impressed by the colony and enjoyed a long, convivial break there from July to November 1802 between lonely months exploring the southern coast.’
    • ‘How many Frenchmen does it take to defend Paris?’
    • ‘Could it be that Frenchmen just do not inspire such thoughts?’
    • ‘Far from blending in as an ordinary Frenchman among Frenchmen, he himself, a black Martiniquan, was always visible and distinct.’
    • ‘Yang Hong, one participant and a businessman whose clients are mainly French, had attended numerous rave parties organized either by Frenchmen or by Chinese.’
    • ‘There are now dozens of South Americans, Spaniards and Frenchmen who are experts on this most testing surface in the game.’
    • ‘It is something he possessed by birth through virtue of being a Frenchman and for other equally potent but less tangible reasons.’
    • ‘That is why I urge all Frenchmen, wherever they may be, to unite with me in action, in sacrifice and in hope.’
    • ‘Later they were imitated as souvenirs for Frenchmen returning from West Africa.’
    • ‘It was captained by an Englishman named Tim Pickery, a mate called Corbett, five Frenchmen, 12 Englishmen and about 20 wild Irish kerns said to be men without mercy.’
    • ‘From the moment Jallel checks into a men's hostel he is schooled in the art of hucksterism and survival by native Frenchmen.’
    • ‘Then you will be able to tell all those unlucky Frenchmen what they missed.’
    • ‘They were criticising a Frenchman for being French, which is like moaning that a beach is too sandy.’
    • ‘Australians and Britons - if not Frenchmen and Spaniards - don't much like inferences they are credulous ponces marching to anyone else's drum.’
  • 2A knife with a right-angled bend in its blade, used in bricklaying.