Definition of Englishman in English:

Englishman

nounEnglishmen

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

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

Phrases

    an Englishman's home is his castle
    British proverb
    • An English person's home is a place where they may do as they please and from which they may exclude anyone they choose.

      • ‘The message is: it's a free country, and an Englishman's home is his castle - just as long as you don't happen to live under the ridiculous rules of a Residents' Association!’
      • ‘When I get back home… well, an Englishman's home is his castle, isn't it?’
      • ‘They will argue that it breaches one of the most basic rights of all: that an Englishman's home is his castle.’
      • ‘If an Englishman's home is his castle, his car must be his prized steed.’

Pronunciation

Englishman

/ˈɪŋɡlɪʃmən/