Engelsman, noun

Forms:
Engelschman, IngelsmanShow more Also Engelschman, Ingelsman, Ingilsman.
Plurals:
Engelsmanne.
Origin:
Afrikaans, Dutch, EnglishShow more Afrikaans (earlier Dutch Engelschman), Engels English + man man, person.
Note:
Usually used by writers to indicate that the speaker’s home language is Afrikaans.
1. One from England. Cf. Englander. See also Engels noun sense 1.
1837 N. Polson Subaltern’s Sick Leave 102The conversation..hangs heavy or lags if the traveller is a ‘regt Engelschman,’ but if he has sufficient savoir faire to enter into the spirit of the thing.., he will get over the time pleasantly enough.
1990 Weekend Argus 17 Feb. (Suppl.) 5His English wife, whom he refers to fondly as the ‘Ingilsman’, has begun translating some of his..works.
2. An English-speaking South African; Engels-sprekende noun, see Engels noun sense 3 b; English noun sense b; Englishman sense 2 a. See also Engels noun sense 2 a.
Note:
Usually used of white persons.
1943 [see Dutchman sense 1 b].
1991 A. Van Wyk Birth of New Afrikaner 63Michael Young, the lone Sap in our midst whom we all called Engelsman and who had long accepted his nickname goodnaturedly.
One from England.
An English-speaking South African; Engels-sprekendenoun, see Engelsnoun3 b; Englishnounb; Englishman2 a.

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