man in the moon

Definition of man in the moon

: a fancied figure of a man or man's face suggested by the dark and bright areas of the moon

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History and Etymology for man in the moon

Middle English mon in the mone

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“Man in the moon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man%20in%20the%20moon. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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