Definition of Cornishman in English:


Pronunciation /-mən/

nounplural noun Cornishmen

See Cornish

‘Three heroic Cornishmen, members of the ancient Stannery Parliament, have been asserting Cornish national identity by removing English Heritage signs from such historic places as King Arthur's castle at Tintagel.’
  • ‘Despite everything, English was to triumph, thanks to the efforts of two Cornishmen, one of them John Trevisa, from St Mellion, who died in 1402.’
  • ‘King Arthur is said to have visited York on his return from having subdued France but Cornishmen claim his Round Table was set up in Cornwall and no doubt will defend this claim vigorously.’
  • ‘As mines and quarries opened in Lancashire in the 18th and 19th centuries a few Cornishmen came North, bringing with them mining expertise.’
  • ‘‘A Yorkshireman, or a Cornishman, is proud of his county - not some soulless region drawn up by Whitehall,’ Mr Howard declares.’