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[kawr-nish-muh n] /ˈkɔr nɪʃ mən/
noun, plural Cornishmen.
a native or inhabitant of Cornwall.
Origin of Cornishman
1375-1425; late Middle English. See Cornish, man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Now father was much interested in mining and metals, as what Cornishman is not.

    Ande Trembath Matthew Stanley Kemp
  • “Well, yes, I suppose it is,” said the Cornishman thoughtfully.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • As soon as they were a few yards away, the Cornishman laughed and winked.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • “Very good, gentlemen,” said the Cornishman, turning calmly to Dallas.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • It was the accent of the far away "West Countree," and told me its owner was like myself a Cornishman.

  • “I was going for him when you pulled that bag over my head,” growled the Cornishman.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • The Cornishman still beguiles the weary hours of his descent of the ladder to his toil by crooning the hymns of Charles Wesley.

  • His father was a Cornishman and his mother of French extraction.

    Immortal Memories Clement Shorter
  • Another case of the valiant Cornishman and the giant Cormoran, eh, Glaze?

    Ande Trembath Matthew Stanley Kemp
  • Sir Pascasius, whatever else he may have been, was a Pascoe, and a Cornishman.

British Dictionary definitions for Cornishman


noun (pl) -men
a man who is a native or inhabitant of Cornwall
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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