little man


Definition of little man

: the ordinary individual

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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 Thank you so much @carrieunderwood for letting us create the sweetest little smash cake for the cutest little man. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood Posted a Rare Photo of Baby Jacob Demolishing His Birthday Cake," 26 Jan. 2020 Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren are trailing even further behind the little man, claiming 523, 504, and 496 interactions per story respectively. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, "Baby Yoda is inspiring more social media chatter than Democratic candidates," 29 Nov. 2019 Steel girders, a flaming barrel, a little man in red-and-blue overalls, an ape at the top. David L. Craddock, Ars Technica, "How a basement hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600," 14 Sep. 2019 Evidence develops revealing that the little man may have been poisoned with a particular exotic brew. Richard Lipez, Washington Post, "Lisbeth Salander is back — and angrier than ever," 23 Aug. 2019 But after that McDonald, 31, the only mom of 23 athletes on the U.S. World Cup Team, had a very special little man to celebrate with. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "U.S. World Cup's only soccer team mom dedicates win to son: 'We did it, bud!!!'," 7 July 2019 This was a side that enjoyed unparalleled success and much of it would have been impossible without the little man., "Lionel Messi: His 32 Greatest Moments on His 32nd Birthday," 24 June 2019 His own warm, private moments, the little man on the bottle of Johnnie Walker. Leila Aboulela, Harper's magazine, "Whisky Lullaby," 10 Jan. 2019 Then, a surprise: The little man bumps his head against one of the hovering bricks, which flexes upward and then snaps back down as if spring-loaded, propelling the man earthward onto the approaching angry mushroom and flattening it instantly. Quanta Magazine, "Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of little man

1707, in the meaning defined above

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3 Feb 2020

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“Little man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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