one-man

adjective
\ ˈwən-ˈman How to pronounce one-man (audio) \

Definition of one-man

: of or relating to just one individual: such as
a : consisting of only one individual a one-man committee
b(1) : done, presented, or produced by only one individual a one-man stage play
(2) : featuring the work of a single artist (such as a painter) a one-man show of oils
c : designed for or limited to one individual

First Known Use of one-man

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“One-man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one-man. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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