one–man band

noun

Definition of one–man band

  1. 1 :  a musician who plays several instruments during a solo performance

  2. 2 :  a person who alone undertakes or is responsible for several tasks

1875

First Known Use of one–man band

1875


ONE–MAN BAND Defined for English Language Learners

one–man band

noun

Definition of one–man band for English Language Learners

  • : a musician who plays several instruments at the same time

  • : a person who is responsible for or does several tasks alone

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