leading man

noun

Definition of leading man

  1. :  an actor who plays the leading male role

First Known Use of leading man

1827


LEADING MAN Defined for English Language Learners

leading man

noun

Definition of leading man for English Language Learners

  • : an actor who plays the most important male role in a play or movie

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