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man British & World English

An adult human male

-man British & World English

In nouns denoting:

man English Thesaurus

all men are mortal

man New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

in sense ‘human beings’ prefer the human race or humankind; for compounds prefer gender-neutral terms, e.g. firefighter rather than fireman

lady of leisure British & World English

A person who does not need to earn a living

Man in man British & World English

Human beings in general; the human race

the Man in man British & World English

A group or person in a position of authority over others, such as a corporate employer or the police

odd one out British & World English

A person or thing differing from all other members of a particular group or set in some way

Manitoba New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

province of central Canada

G-man British & World English

An FBI agent

to a man British & World English

Without exception

he-man British & World English

A well-built, muscular man

my man British & World English

A patronizing form of address to a man

man up British & World English

Be brave or tough enough to deal with an unpleasant situation

no man British & World English

No person; no one

end man British & World English

A man at the end of a row, line, or series

god-man British & World English

A holy man; a guru

man-day British & World English

A day regarded in terms of the amount of work that can be done by one person within this period

man flu British & World English

A cold or similar minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the symptoms

man hug British & World English

A friendly embrace between two men

new man British & World English

A man who rejects sexist attitudes and the traditional male role, especially in the context of domestic responsibilities and childcare

old man British & World English

An elderly male person

one-man British & World English

Involving, done, or operated by only one person

Pac-Man British & World English

An electronic computer game in which a player attempts to guide a voracious, blob-shaped character through a maze while eluding attacks from opposing images which it may in turn devour. It is also the name of the blob-shaped character itself

Ray, Man British & World English

(1890–1976), American photographer, painter, and film-maker; born Emmanuel Rudnitsky. A leading figure in the Dada and surrealist movements, he is known for his photographs in which images were manipulated and superimposed on one another

red man British & World English

An American Indian

yes-man British & World English

A weak person who always agrees with their political leader or their superior at work

yes-man English Thesaurus

a Hollywood yes-man

best man British & World English

A male friend or relative chosen by a bridegroom to assist him at his wedding

body man British & World English

A political leader’s personal aide or assistant

dead man British & World English

A bottle after the contents have been drunk

fancy man British & World English

A woman’s lover

funny man British & World English

A professional clown or comedian

green man British & World English

(In the UK) a symbol of an illuminated green human figure at a pedestrian crossing, indicating that it is safe to cross the road

hired man British & World English

A male domestic servant

ideas man British & World English

A man who is good at coming up with new ideas

inner man British & World English

A man’s soul or mind

iron man British & World English

(Especially in sporting contexts) an exceptionally strong or robust man


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