end man


Definition of end man

: a man at each end of the line of performers in a minstrel show who engages in comic repartee with the interlocutor

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Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, the shapes of high-end men’s wear have been morphing, taking in silhouettes borrowed from street wear and the hip-hop style of the 1990s. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "After Kanye, After Virgil, After Heron," 11 Sep. 2019 Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship this fall is also opening a jewelry area called The Vault that will showcase high-end men’s watches. Anne D’innocenzio, BostonGlobe.com, "Bro bling: Tiffany introduces men’s jewelry collection," 23 Aug. 2019 Saks Fifth Avenue's new York flagship this fall is also opening a jewelry area called The Vault that will showcase high-end men's watches. Fortune, "Why Tiffany & Co. Created its First Men’s Collection," 21 Aug. 2019 Marklin has gone from working retail to running a high-end men’s fashion website with a huge Instagram following. Beandrea July, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Sell By': Film Review | Outfest 2019," 22 July 2019 The terror that women’s accusations were unjustly ending men’s careers — and that there was nothing men could do about it — was boiling over. Ezra Klein, Vox, "The Ford-Kavanaugh sexual assault hearings, explained," 28 Sep. 2018 Under Jet founder Marc Lore, Walmart has also acquired higher-end men’s fashion brand Bonobos. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Walmart has quietly launched Jetblack, a ‘members-only’ personal shopping service for affluent city moms," 18 May 2018 Evoking traditional craftsmanship and the comforts of home, quilts have made their presence felt all over the fashion landscape of late, especially in high-end men’s wear. Max Berlinger, New York Times, "This Old Thing? Quilts Hit the Catwalk," 9 May 2018 The company covered hundreds of thousands of dollars of Mr. Manafort’s bills at a high-end men’s clothing store and antique shop in New York. New York Times, "Ukraine, Seeking U.S. Missiles, Halted Cooperation With Mueller Investigation," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of end man

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“End man.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20man. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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