Dictionary

everyman

noun, ev·ery·man 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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: everyonePrevious Word in the Dictionary: everyhowAll Words Near: everyman
May 28, 2015
fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears