main man

noun
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

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 2

Examples of main man in a Sentence

  1. He's still her main man.

  2. 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

Definition of main man for English Language Learners

  • : someone's best male friend

  • : the most important or admired man in a group


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