statesman

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From state +‎ -s- +‎ -man, modelled after French homme d'État.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsteɪtsmən/
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NounEdit

statesman (plural statesmen)

  1. A man who is a leader in national or international affairs.
  2. A male political leader who promotes the public good or who is recognized for probity, leadership, or the qualities necessary to govern a state.
  3. (dialectal, Lake District) A man who lives on a landed estate; a small landholder.

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statesman

  1. statesman
    • 1867, CONGRATULATORY ADDRESS IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, line 8:
      and whilke we canna zei, albeit o' 'Governere,' 'Statesman,' an alike.
      and for which we have no words but of 'Governor,' 'Statesman,' &c.

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 114