everyman

noun, often capitalized ev·ery·man \ ˈev-rē-ˌman \
Updated on: 17 Feb 2018

Definition of everyman

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of everyman

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


EVERYMAN Defined for English Language Learners

everyman

noun

Definition of everyman for English Language Learners

  • : the typical, ordinary person



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