Frenchman

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English[edit]

A 1760 portrait by Carmontelle of Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701–1774), a French explorer, geographer, and mathematician

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Frenshman; equivalent to French +‎ -man.

Noun[edit]

Frenchman (plural Frenchmen)

  1. A man of French birth or nationality.
    • 1975, Sue Helder Goliber, The Life and Times of Marguerite Durand: A Study in French Feminism, p. 128:
      The former recommended that all members of the Chamber of Deputies be elected by the scrutin de liste: that they be elected by all Frenchmen of both sexes over 21 years old.
  2. A home-made tool used by bricklayers to cut excess mortar from newly pointed brickwork.
  3. (UK) The red-legged partridge.

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