man of the world

noun phrase

Definition of man of the world

: a practical or worldly-wise man of wide experience

First Known Use of man of the world

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Man of the world.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man%20of%20the%20world. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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man of the world

noun

English Language Learners Definition of man of the world

: a man who has had many experiences and who is not shocked by things that may be shocking to other people

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