everyman


ev·ery·man

noun, often capitalized \ˈev-rē-ˌman\

: the typical, ordinary person

Full Definition of EVERYMAN

:  the typical or ordinary person

Examples of EVERYMAN

  1. an actor who is seen as the image of everyman
  2. <despite his superstar status, in his movies the actor is able to play the role of an everyman quite convincingly>

Origin of EVERYMAN

Everyman, allegorical character in The Summoning of Everyman, 15th century English morality play
First Known Use: 1906

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