little man

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1707, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of little man was in 1707

Dictionary Entries Near little man

Cite this Entry

“Little man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/little%20man. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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