main man


Definition of main man

1 : best male friend
2 : a man whose character or work is most admired
3 : most significant or important person also : chief sense 2

Examples of main man in a Sentence

He's still her main man. The team has many good players, but he is clearly the main man.
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First Known Use of main man

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Main man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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