One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A man who is French by birth or descent.
- ‘Yang Hong, one participant and a businessman whose clients are mainly French, had attended numerous rave parties organized either by Frenchmen or by Chinese.’
- ‘The film tells the story of Jean, a Frenchman who is captured by a Brazilian tribe and desperately tries to assimilate with them.’
- ‘There are nine Frenchmen in the side, including six in the pack.’
- ‘That is why I urge all Frenchmen, wherever they may be, to unite with me in action, in sacrifice and in hope.’
- ‘They were criticising a Frenchman for being French, which is like moaning that a beach is too sandy.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Then you will be able to tell all those unlucky Frenchmen what they missed.’
- ‘Later they were imitated as souvenirs for Frenchmen returning from West Africa.’
- ‘How many Frenchmen does it take to defend Paris?’
- ‘Far from blending in as an ordinary Frenchman among Frenchmen, he himself, a black Martiniquan, was always visible and distinct.’
- ‘It is something he possessed by birth through virtue of being a Frenchman and for other equally potent but less tangible reasons.’
- ‘From the moment Jallel checks into a men's hostel he is schooled in the art of hucksterism and survival by native Frenchmen.’
- ‘Could it be that Frenchmen just do not inspire such thoughts?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Even ordinary Frenchmen and women are getting in on the Fourth of July celebrations this year.’
- ‘There are now dozens of South Americans, Spaniards and Frenchmen who are experts on this most testing surface in the game.’
- ‘France is where the Frenchmen live, Denmark is where the Danes live.’
- ‘Australians and Britons - if not Frenchmen and Spaniards - don't much like inferences they are credulous ponces marching to anyone else's drum.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘How many French-Canadians or Frenchmen had I given my number out to?’
2A knife with a right-angled bend in its blade, used in bricklaying.
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