main man

noun

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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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of main man was in 1953

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“Main man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/main%20man. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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