main man

noun

Definition of main man

  1. 1 :  best male friend

  2. 2 :  a man whose character or work is most admired

  3. 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.

1953

First Known Use of main man

1953


MAIN MAN Defined for English Language Learners

main man

noun

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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