Peter Pan


Pe·​ter Pan ˈpē-tər-ˈpan How to pronounce Peter Pan (audio)
: a boy in Sir James Barrie's play Peter Pan who lives without growing older in a never-never land
: an adult who does not want to grow up : one who hangs on to adolescent interests and attitudes

Examples of Peter Pan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Kelley followed that up pretty quickly with an offer to play Peter Pan. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, 5 Apr. 2024 The film series will also include Peter Pan’s Neverland Nightmare and Pinocchio Unstrung. Ryan Fish, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2024 Alongside Winnie, the film will feature murderous version of figures including Bambi, Tinkerbell, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Tigger, Piglet, The Mad Hatter and Sleeping Beauty. Alex Ritman, Variety, 28 Mar. 2024 One of her earliest roles was young Wendy in Spielberg’s 1991 Peter Pan update Hook. Andrew Walsh,, 24 Mar. 2024 The project doesn’t include specific plans for new attractions, but Disney officials have offered a vision for possible additions, such as immersive Frozen, Zootopia, Tron or Peter Pan experiences similar to those at Disney’s locations in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2024 Raye Zaragoza: think that the pillars of the story is still the Peter Pan that everyone knows and loves. Lisa Vernon Sparks, Charlotte Observer, 29 Feb. 2024 The adventure begins when Peter Pan and his mischievous sidekick, Tinker Bell, visit the bedroom of the Darling children late one night. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 29 Feb. 2024 Kids knew Williams as the Genie in Aladdin and Peter Pan in Hook (1991), while their parents remembered him from Mork & Mindy and his stand-up career circa the '70s and '80s. Katie Rife,, 27 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Peter Pan was in 1904

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“Peter Pan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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