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Walter Mitty

noun Wal·ter Mit·ty \ˌwl-tər-ˈmi-tē\

Definition of WALTER MITTY

:  a commonplace unadventurous person who seeks escape from reality through daydreaming
Walter Mit·ty·ish \-ish\ adjective
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Origin of WALTER MITTY

Walter Mitty, daydreaming hero of a story by James Thurber
First Known Use: 1949

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