no man

noun

Definition of no man

1 : no person : nobody
2 usually no-man \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \ [ 2no + man ] : a man who is accustomed or inclined to disagree in an independent manner or to decline requests in a firm resolute way surrounded by a number of no-men to resist me at every point— Sir Winston Churchill — compare yes-man

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for no man

Middle English no man, naman, non man, nan man, from Old English nān man, from nān no, none + man

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on no man

What made you want to look up no man? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

concealment of treason or felony

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!