no man


Definition of no man

1 : no person : nobody
2 usually no-man \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \ [no entry 2 + 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

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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

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“No man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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