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Walter Mitty

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noun Wal·ter Mit·ty \ˌwȯl-tər-ˈmi-tē\

Definition of Walter Mitty

  1. :  a commonplace unadventurous person who seeks escape from reality through daydreaming

Walter Mit·ty·ish play \-ish\ adjective


Origin of walter mitty

Walter Mitty, daydreaming hero of a story by James Thurber


First Known Use: 1949


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