the man

Definition of the man

US, informal

  1. 1 or the Man somewhat old-fashioned :  the police He got in trouble with the Man and ended up in jail.

  2. 2 or the Man less commonly The Man :  the white people who are seen as having power in the U.S. :  the white establishment He got a job working for the Man.

  3. 3 :  a man who is admired or respected as a leader or as the best man in a particular field, sport, etc. The other players on the team all know that he's the man. You're the man!

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an individual human

    :  an adult male human

    :  husband

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

    :  to station members of a ship's crew at

    :  to serve in the force or complement of

  1. : manual

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to cast off or become cast off

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