little man


Definition of little man

: the ordinary individual

Examples of little man in a Sentence

claims that the wind farm would benefit only its developers and that the little man would get nothing out of it
Recent Examples on the Web Spending quality time with my little man reading, playing, and strolling outside. SELF, 5 May 2022 If history has taught us anything, to misquote Michael Corleone, it’s that closed shop will follow closed shop, that money will always prevail, and that the little man never had a hope in hell. Nat Segnit, Harper’s Magazine , 16 Mar. 2022 Since 1950, Oscar winners have had to agree in writing not to sell off the little man on the open market without first offering it back to the academy for $1. Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2022 Transfixed by the towering figure of his czarist idol, Mr. Putin remains a little man longing to be a giant. Michael Medved, WSJ, 13 Mar. 2022 On Thursday, the rapper, 30, honored son Kody on his 7th birthday with a sweet Instagram tribute featuring a series of photos of his little man looking all grown up. Georgia Slater,, 3 Mar. 2022 That’s hit at the hope some in Mexico felt in voting for Mr. López Obrador, who has built his personal brand on fighting for the little man and rejecting corruption. Levi Bridges, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Jan. 2022 This fancy little man has the face of a Wookie and the heart of a champion. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 25 Nov. 2021 The Baccarat candlesticks are still lit, but now Erika is also ablaze, like that fiery little man from Inside Out. Jodi Walker,, 9 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of little man

1707, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of little man was in 1707

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Last Updated

12 May 2022

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“Little man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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