man/woman of few words

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of man/woman of few words

:a man/woman who does not talk very much
  • My grandfather was a man of few words.

Word by Word Definitions

man play
  1. : an individual human

  2. : a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : husband

  1. : to supply with people (as for service)

  2. : to station members of a ship's crew at

  3. : to serve in the force or complement of

woman play
  1. : an adult female person

  2. : a woman belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : womankind

few play
  1. : not many persons or things

  1. : consisting of or amounting to only a small number

  2. : at least some but indeterminately small in number

  1. : a small number of units or individuals

  2. : a special limited number

word play words
  1. : a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use

  2. : the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements

  3. : a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word

  1. : to express in words : phrase

  2. : speak


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