everyman

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noun, often capitalized ev·ery·man \ˈev-rē-ˌman\

Definition of everyman

  1. :  the typical or ordinary person

Examples of everyman in a sentence

  1. an actor who is seen as the image of everyman

  2. despite his superstar status, in his movies the actor is able to play the role of an everyman quite convincingly

Origin and Etymology of everyman

Everyman, allegorical character in The Summoning of Everyman, 15th century English morality play


First Known Use: 1906


EVERYMAN Defined for English Language Learners

everyman

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noun, often capitalized ev·ery·man \ˈev-rē-ˌman\

Definition of everyman for English Language Learners

  • : the typical, ordinary person



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