Definition of Everyman in English:
An ordinary or typical human being: at £1.80 a dozen, the oysters are Everyman’s treat he is a kind of Everyman, who rises to heroism in the face of adversity
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- He never styles himself an Everyman, and makes an issue of his speech impediment: ‘It's a stammer, not scat jazz.’
- These two exquisite miniature plays about death, each running only about a half hour, may well have been inspired by the anonymous Everyman.
- I wanted him to be like a real Everyman, like a guy who's trying to disappear.
Early 20th century: the name of the principal character in a 15th-century morality play.
Definition of Everyman in:
- US English dictionary
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