man of the world

noun phrase

: a practical or worldly-wise man of wide experience

Examples of man of the world in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The free men of the world are marching together to Victory! Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 6 June 2024 As written by Cain, Mark Ulrich's Shakespeare is a well-off man of the world in a hurry. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of man of the world was in the 15th century

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“Man of the world.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

man of the world

: a practical or worldly man of much experience
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