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main man

noun

Simple Definition of main man

  • : someone's best male friend

  • : the most important or admired man in a group

Full Definition of main man

  1. 1 :  best male friend

  2. 2 :  a man whose character or work is most admired

  3. 3 :  most significant or important person; also :  chief 2

Examples of main man

  1. He's still her main man.

  2. The team has many good players, but he is clearly the main man.



1953

First Known Use of main man

1953


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