forgotten man


: a person or category of persons that receives less attention than is merited

Examples of forgotten man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The forgotten man in the Lions’ offense the first three games, Hockenson had a huge day Sunday with eight catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 3 Oct. 2022 The forgotten man in training camp because of a hamstring injury, Schwartz caught up enough to give Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo plenty to worry about. cleveland, 10 Sep. 2021 All those ‘forgotten men and women’ in U.S. factories have, once again, been forgotten. New York Times, 15 Jan. 2020 Chelsea grew into the game and took the lead shortly before half-time as forgotten man Kenedy netted from outside the box, his strike taking a deflection on its route to wrong-footing João Virginia in the Reading net., 28 July 2019 With the trade deadline coming up Tuesday, teams needing an edge-rusher will undoubtedly inquire about the Browns’ forgotten man. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, 24 Oct. 2019 Andros Townsend and Jeffrey Schlupp gave Palace a two-goal lead by half time, before Christian Benteke, Max Meyer and forgotten man Connor Wickham piling on the misery in the second 45., 28 July 2019 West Ham meanwhile are reported to be plotting a £30m summer swoop for Chelsea forgotten man Danny Drinkwater., 3 May 2018 Meanwhile, Leicester are hotly tipped to Manchester United forgotten man Marouane Fellaini in the summer, after the robust Belgian has decided to leave the club on a free transfer., 26 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of forgotten man was in 1925

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“Forgotten man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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