Definition of tribesman in English:


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nounplural noun tribesmen

  • A man belonging to a tribe in a traditional society or group.

    ‘They are as keenly felt by the African tribesman as by the European city-dweller, by the inhabitant of a Latin American shanty-town as by the resident of a Manhattan apartment.’
    • ‘On hearing of his misdeeds, the ‘witch’ has no trouble believing that he is indeed the cause of his tribesman's misfortunes.’
    • ‘Gillison seems in her element in uncharted jungles, among indigenous tribesmen and curious expats.’
    • ‘Many African tribesmen routinely bagged their game by following it until it tired and they could kill it easily.’
    • ‘After the Arab conquest during the 7th century Arab tribesmen settled in Lebanon.’
    • ‘The policy weakens the tribesman's faith in British fair play.’
    • ‘Abu, an African tribesman, befriends Harry after saving him from certain death and speaks perfect English.’
    • ‘The status of the book was a dramatic illustration of the fact that the language of the tribesmen of Arabia had become that of a major Eurasian civilization.’
    • ‘Most victims were migrants from other parts of Indonesia who became the target of local tribesmen venting their anger on the police.’
    • ‘There are Arabs, Uzbeks and Chechens and local tribesmen among the captives.’
    • ‘They were once thriving tribesmen that ranged all across southern Africa.’
    • ‘They're mostly Egyptian tribesmen with connections to the Arabs living in Palestine.’
    • ‘Chechen tribesmen figure prominently in the works of some major Russian 19th century writers.’
    • ‘Towns were regarded as tribes, therefore when someone from Najaf killed a tribesman, the tribe would avenge the murdered by murdering another Najafi.’
    • ‘Now all the city notables and tribesmen have to build all sorts of new relationships with new foreign peace enforcers.’
    • ‘Tens of thousands of Turkmen tribesmen swarmed across Asia Minor, and within a decade the empire had lost most of its grain and more than half its manpower.’
    • ‘Other tribesmen were approaching from all around him.’
    • ‘Tutsi guerrilla fighters would not let me catch so much as a feral chicken in a countryside swarming with the livestock of their murdered fellow tribesmen.’



/ˈtrībzmən/ /ˈtraɪbzmən/