the man

Definition of the man

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

man play
  1. : an individual human

  2. : a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : husband

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

  2. : to station members of a ship's crew at

  3. : to serve in the force or complement of


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