main man

noun

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.

Recent Examples on the Web

With the introduction of Liverpool's Egyptian King, Mane is no longer considered the main man, but is a threat in a new sense. SI.com, "Sadio Mane Won't Leave But Recent Transfer Rumours Only Highlight His Importance to Liverpool," 6 June 2018 The two main men behind the American branches of the church are Joel Houston and Carl Lentz. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "What You Need to Know About Hillsong Church and the Celebs Who Attend It," 3 Aug. 2018 Modric went on to add a brilliant second goal before Ivan Rakitic made it three, but the Croatia captain sympathised with Argentina's main man. SI.com, "Luka Modric Defends 'Exceptional' Lionel Messi After Shocking Argentina Performance in Croatia Loss," 22 June 2018 The best opportunity of the second half arguably came to Brazil's main man after 70 minutes. SI.com, "Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica: Late Double Makes Victory Look Easy for Brazil In Hard Fought Encounter," 22 June 2018 Ronaldo will be the main man in Italy, and not just on his team. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup punk move backfired on him," 11 July 2018 Whatever happens, it is guaranteed to be an exciting finish in Group C. Star Players Australia - Matt Ryan Australia's main man is their goalkeeper, Matt Ryan. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: Australia vs Peru -Recent Form, Team News, Predictions & More," 25 June 2018 There Xherden Shaqiri continues to be the main man for Switzerland, sending a ball across goal that three Swiss can’t seem to get to. The Associated Press, New York Times, "Sweden Makes World Cup Quarterfinals for First Time Since 1994," 5 July 2018 The former Chelsea boss expects main man Romelu Lukaku to be 'jaded' after featuring at the World Cup for Belgium, with Martial set to be used more sparingly for France. SI.com, "Jose Mourinho Plans to Deploy Anthony Martial As Central Striker Next Season Amid Exit Concerns," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of main man

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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main man

noun

English Language Learners Definition of main man

: someone's best male friend

: the most important or admired man in a group

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