Definition of everyman
: the typical or ordinary person
Examples of everyman in a Sentence
an actor who is seen as the image of everyman
despite his superstar status, in his movies the actor is able to play the role of an everyman quite convincingly
Recent Examples of everyman from the Web
Puddle of Mudd was among the throngs of bands that sort of picked up the heavy, moping and misanthropic sensibility of grunge and gave it an everyman attitude.
Again—David Sims believes films like The House, which cast the actor as a frustrated suburban everyman, are a waste of his unique comic talents.
There was Jack, the flamboyant one most people assumed gay men to be; then there was Eric McCormack's Will Truman, the mundane, everyman that taught straight people their next-door neighbor could be gay.
The team's everyman appeal is as strong as the players are accomplished.
The role of Sancho Panza is often played as a rotund sidekick who offers an everyman's down-to-earth perspective.
Liev Schreiber stars as Wepner, an everyman whose life became extraordinary when he was plucked out of obscurity to fight Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight championship in 1975 at the old Richfield Coliseum.
Quist is the type of everyman candidate Sanders has been clamoring for since the party’s devastating loss in November.
Bascombe was an appealing everyman, Rabbit Angstrom-ordinary—selling real estate, struggling to relate to his adolescent son and perhaps...
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Origin and Etymology of everyman
Everyman, allegorical character in The Summoning of Everyman, 15th century English morality play
First Known Use: 1906See Words from the same year
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Definition of everyman for English Language Learners
: the typical, ordinary person
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