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.

Recent Examples on the Web

The best opportunity of the second half arguably came to Brazil's main man after 70 minutes., "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., "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., "Jose Mourinho Plans to Deploy Anthony Martial As Central Striker Next Season Amid Exit Concerns," 3 May 2018 As the main men on Madonna’s producing and songwriting squad, Timbaland, Timberlake and the Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) were in top form. Chuck Arnold, Billboard, "Why 'Hard Candy' is Madonna's Last Great Album," 28 Apr. 2018 Patrick Mayfield will be the main man for Burlington Central next season, and the Rockets got a glimpse of life with and without him in recent weeks. Paul Johnson, Elgin Courier-News, "Rocket on the rise: Patrick Mayfield ready for larger role with Burlington Central," 21 June 2018 Happening upon Antoinette Poisson’s work at John Derian, Gucci’s main man commissioned the trio to hand-paint the floor of the Gucci Wooster flagship and to create unique textiles for the Resort collection. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Baptism by Fire: How Antoinette Poisson Came to Create Textiles for Gucci’s Resort Collection," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of main man

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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