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everyman

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noun ev·ery·man \ˈev-rē-ˌman\

Simple Definition of everyman

  • : the typical, ordinary person

Full Definition of everyman

  1. :  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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