Definition of Englishman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪŋɡlɪʃmən/

noun (plural Englishmen)

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


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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with Englishman

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