little guy

noun

Definition of little guy

Examples of little guy in a Sentence

for a politician who likes to portray himself as a friend of the little guy, he sure is fond of rubbing elbows with the fat cats
Recent Examples on the Web Gremlins star Zach Galligan noted in a 2021 interview with Entertainment Weekly he had been bombarded on social media with memes about the similarity — and debating which one is the cuter little guy. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 15 July 2022 Franchot casts his opposition to slots differently, as an outgrowth of his affinity for facing bullies and taking up for the little guy, but acknowledges changing his position. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 Franchot casts his opposition to slots differently, as an outgrowth of his affinity for facing bullies and taking up for the little guy, but acknowledges changing his position. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 Franchot casts his opposition to slots differently, as an outgrowth of his affinity for facing bullies and taking up for the little guy, but acknowledges changing his position. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, 4 July 2022 Nonchalant and mocking, Arthur orders on a frontal assault on the little guy … only to find out that Tim was indeed right. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Apr. 2022 The pandemic has interrupted so many childhoods, and this little guy’s life could be transformed by regular contact with other children his age, as well as skilled teachers who would help to guide him — and his parents. Washington Post, 3 May 2022 The pandemic has interrupted so many childhoods, and this little guy’s life could be transformed by regular contact with other children his age, as well as skilled teachers who would help to guide him – and his parents. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 3 May 2022 Positive messages include the value of teamwork, compassion, not giving up and sticking up for the little guy. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of little guy

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of little guy was in 1926

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Last Updated

1 Aug 2022

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“Little guy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/little%20guy. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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