Englishman, noun

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1. Also with small initial. [see quotation 1951.] The large edible seabream Chrysoblephus anglicus of the Sparidae. Also attributive.
Note:
The name ‘Englishman’ is used for this species in Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986).
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 164Englishman, Chrysophrys Anglicus is so named in Natal.
1949 J.L.B. Smith Sea Fishes of Sn Afr. 272Chrysoblephus anglicus...Englishman (Natal)...Found only on the East coast of Africa in deepish water...Occasionally seen at East London, not uncommon in Natal waters.
1951 L.G. Green Grow Lovely 91There is an Englishman fish in Natal waters, a regular John Bull of a fish with a ruddy complexion.
1984 E. Prov. Herald 3 Nov. 2Fishermen would be restricted to a daily bag limit of five of the..protected species...The..species are:..elf, galjoen,..englishman,..dageraad.
2. [Influenced by Afrikaans Engelsman.] a. Engelsman sense 2. b. Occasionally, an Afrikaner who usually chooses to speak English rather than Afrikaans.
1936 A. Lezard Gold Blast 265Both the Dutchman and the Englishman in South Africa is a fine man. Each has his patriotic emotions.
1973 Star 8 June 13I once heard an Englishman say: ‘I’ve voted UP since 1948 and I’ve never had it so good in this country’.
1973 Weekend Post 15 May 1‘If you meet a tramp on the road he is either an Englishman or a Black alcoholic but not an Afrikaner,’ he said.
1989 B. Ronge in Sunday Times 3 Dec. 30These poor-white characters who live on a smallholding on the East Rand make pointed references to Englishmen, indicating that they are Afrikaans, yet they speak English.
1990 Sunday Times 11 Feb. (Mag. Sect.) 32Perhaps in another century’s time relationships between Englishmen and Afrikaners will be more relaxed.
1990 R. Van Tonder in Frontline Sept. 27Not a single Englishman ever became president or prime minister...The so-called Afrikaners ruled the roost for the entire eight decades until now.
1991 A. Van Wyk Birth of New Afrikaner 20The Natal Englishmen could fool themselves with a pretence of opposing apartheid, but they didn’t fool me — nor the blacks on the receiving end.
The large edible seabream Chrysoblephus anglicus of the Sparidae. Also attributive.
Engelsman2.
Occasionally, an Afrikaner who usually chooses to speak English rather than Afrikaans.
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